A U.S. appeals court gave Apple Inc a reprieve from an external monitor appointed to oversee its compliance with antitrust laws after the company had been found liable last July for conspiring to raise e-book prices.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday granted Apple a hearing on whether to stop the monitor, Michael Bromwich, from doing his job while the company pursues a formal appeal, which could last several months.
It seems to me that if you’re going to appoint one of your friends to do a job, he should:
- Actually know how to do the job in question instead of needing someone to explain it to him.
- Not charge exorbitant rates.
- Not vastly exceed his purview.
You might get away with some combination of a few of those factors but all of them?