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Apple can't get rid of its court-appointed antitrust monitor, judge rules

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Apple has been on anything but friendly terms with Michael Bromwich, the corporate monitor appointed to oversee the company after it lost its price-fixing ebooks case against the United States government. But for the time being, he'll be sticking around: an appeals court has ruled that Bromwich can't be ousted from the position.

Bromwich was assigned to monitor Apple after the company lost the case in 2013, and heated arguments over Bromwich's fees — which Apple is responsible for paying — and the scope of his work have been playing out in court ever since. But as noted by The Wall Street Journal, the federal appeals court ruled that Bromwich's role is "appropriately constrained" and that he can't be disqualified from the position.

Still, this likely won't be the last we hear of the ongoing arguments.