NEW YORK, April 25 A U.S. appeals court will
consider Apple Inc's request to put off a trial
scheduled for July to determine how much the iPad maker must pay
in damages to customers in more than two dozen states over
e-book price fixing.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said in a
brief order on Friday that a three-judge panel will hear Apple's
argument on why the trial should be put on hold while it appeals
a judge's ruling that it conspired with five publishers to raise
The judge, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York, had
denied Apple's request to postpone the trial on Wednesday. Cote
ruled last year after a non-jury trial that Apple had conspired
with the publishers in an effort to impede competitors such as
The plaintiffs pursuing the case are seeking up to $840
million in damages for consumers.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel and Joseph Ax; Editing by