A federal judge has scheduled the trial to determine the damages Apple owes in its e-book price-fixing case for May 2014.
Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York scheduled the trial Tuesday, according to an order released to the public Wednesday. The new trial is the companion proceeding to last month's decision, in which Cote ruled that Apple played a central role in a conspiracy with publishers to eliminate price competition for e-books.
Apple said at the time that it would appeal Cote's decision. CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the new trial scheduling and will update this report when we learn more.
Cote ruled in July that ", it would not have succeeded as it did." Apple called the charges "false accusations," contending that the launch of iBookstore in 2010 injected more competition in the market, "breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."
At a hearing earlier this month to determine, Cote suggested staggering Apple's future e-book negotiations with publishers so they cannot collude and chastised both Apple and book publishers for failing to demonstrate that they've seen the error of their ways.
reading•Apple e-book price-fixing damages trial set for next May
Mar 20•5 things you can do in Apple Maps that you can't in Google Maps
Mar 20•iPhone X's Face ID is years ahead of Android competition
Mar 19•Having issues with your phone's compass? Read this
Mar 19•You're gonna want the iPhone X in blush gold