According to a new report, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan granted the Justice Department's request to compel Apple's CEO Tim Cook to testify for four hours in the lawsuit, which accuses Apple of conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The government had argued Cook likely had relevant information about Apple's entry into the e-books market. It also said Cook likely had conversations related to e-books with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died in 2011. Although Apple fought the request, Judge Cote stated during a teleconference with Apple's legal team that the death of Steve Jobs is one of the key reasons in ordering the deposition.
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