In a court case that is unusual for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in that it neither involves patents nor Samsung, a U.S. District Judge in New York will soon decide if there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the iPad maker colluded with book publishers to change e-book prices and force Amazon to use an agency pricing model. While the government is not seeking financial damages, the case has significant value as a precedent, and could open the floodgates for further suits. The five publishers involved in the case have already settled.

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses some of the specifics of the case, and why its outcome could matter to investors.

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