The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone
The settlement hinges on the success or failure of the company's appeal of a ruling that found it conspired with publishers to fix prices.
The settlement comes less than a month before the scheduled beginning of the trial, in which $840 million in damages was sought from Apple.
In the battle to become the "Netflix of digital books," Scribd is taking its app to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets while updating its iOS and Android apps.
The petition sought emergency stay pending the resolution of an appeal concerning the case's class status.
Judge says the antitrust lawsuit filed by state attorneys general has already been delayed two months and should begin on July 14.
Judge rejects Apple's argument that states lack standing in the case, which seeks as much as $840 million in damages.
After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement."
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Apple calls judge's ruling that it conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices "a radical departure from modern antitrust law and policy."
The tech giant's potential purchase could help it compete in an area dominated by Amazon's prized e-book business, according to TechCrunch.