Apple is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to change guilty decision in e-books antitrust case


In June of this year, Apple lost its appeal of the antitrust case it’s been embroiled in for quite some time revolving around eBooks.

With that decision, it was revealed that Apple would have to pay upwards of $450 million in damages. However, trying to avoid this fate, Apple is now asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn that Appellate court’s decision.

“Apple in its petition said the June decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York contradicted Supreme Court precedent and would “chill innovation and risk taking.”

If the Supreme Court upholds that decision, then Apple will be forced to pay that settlement. If that is the case, then $400 million of that total sum is meant to go to customers. That settlement was reached by Apple last year in an effort to avoid a lengthy trial period, but, for the most part, that hasn’t really been the case.

[via Reuters]