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Federal Judge Hearing Claims In Apple e-Book Price Fixing Suit

NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) -- A federal judge in Manhattan will hear claims that Apple Inc. was involved in the fixing the price of electronic books.

The Justice Department sued Apple and other publishers last year. The five other publishers named in the lawsuit have settled. The judge has urged Apple to do the same.

The nonjury trial was scheduled to start Monday.

NY Trial Centers on Apple e-Book Price Fix Claims

The government claims the computer innovator conspired with a major book publisher to force to raise its prices for e-books.

Lawyers for Cupertino-based Apple say the allegations are based on "faulty assumptions and unfounded conclusions."

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