Judge Denies Apple’s Transfer Request

Apple (AAPL) employees will have to go that extra 12 miles for their employers after all.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken recently denied a request from the Cupertino, Calif., company to transfer an unusual lawsuit it faces to a federal judge in San Jose, Calif.

Apple argued the move would make for a more convenient trek–about 88 miles round trip when leaving Apple HQ–for Apple employees involved in the case.

Lawyers for OdioWorks, which is suing Apple, characterized its legal foes’ request as an “attempt to undermine the assignment procedure” that paired the lawsuit with a judge in the Oakland courthouse. Last week, Judge Wilken set aside Apple’s request without comment, thus leaving the 100-mile round trip commute between Cupertino and her courtroom in Oakland in place.

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