NEW YORK — Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers.
Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.’s chief executive.
The government sued Apple last spring, saying the technology giant conspired with five major book publishers to raise e-book prices . The publishers have settled.
The Justice Department had claimed that Apple and the publishers conspired to drive the cost of e-books from $9.99 to $15 or more for the most popular books.
An Apple spokesman declined to comment.