Judge Refuses to Remove Apple E-Books Monitor

A federal judge has denied a request by Apple Inc. to remove a lawyer she appointed to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform, saying it “failed to show” that’s in the “public interest” to do so. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan also denied the company’s request to delay oversight of its antitrust compliance, saying there was no threat of “irreparable harm” to the company.