High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to trial in U.S

A visitor looks over the new iPad mini at an Apple event in San JoseNEW YORK (Reuters) – As the only remaining defendant in the U.S. government's e-books antitrust case, Apple Inc appears headed for a high-stakes trial that could significantly increase the personal computer company's liability in related litigation. Apple faces a June 3 trial date over civil allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice that it conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books and to fight the dominance of Amazon.com Inc. On Friday, Macmillan became the fifth and final publisher to settle with the government. …

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