Apple’s removal failure could mean open season for compliance monitors

Courts have shown to be skeptical to punish or remove court-appointed monitors

Apple garnered headlines for its push  to remove compliance monitor Michael Bromwich from his post — an attempt that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote rejected on Jan. 16. But the case did more than bring Apple’s name into the limelight, as it also brought the future of compliance monitors to the forefront.

Many companies view compliance monitors as an evil that unnecessarily saps corporate dollars. Apple argued that the lack of competition — since compliance monitors are court-appointed — means that the monitor has very little oversight and can exploit the company.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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