According to the Washington Post reports, Apple has filed a protest with the court, arguing that Judge Amit Mehta during the hearing of the Google antitrust case, should not publicly disclose the secret agreement reached by Apple and Google.
Apple issued a public statement on Tuesday protesting the court’s disclosure of unspecified secret information. Kenneth Dintzer, Apple’s legal counsel, argued that the agreements entered into by Apple and Google, which are confidential business data, should be protected during the trial.
The Washington Post reported and did not find the exact data. However, the agreement is supposed to be a payment from Google to Apple to ensure that Google is the default search engine for Apple products such as the iPhone.
The district attorney claimed it was public information, not confidential. The judge entertained Apple’s protests, though chose to move forward with the trial.