Amazon Hit with E-book Price Fixing Suit

The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has filed a class action against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to eliminate price competition from the e-book market. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Class suit filed against Amazon for e-book price fixing in US

Amazon is being sued for anti-competitive behaviour in the United States by the same law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Big Five named as defendants in US e-book price-fixing suit

US publishing's Big Five–Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster–have now been named as defendants in an amended class suit originally brought against Amazon alone for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to e-books in the US.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

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Summary Judgment Motions Filed in E-book Price-Fixing Suit

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Judge Orders Mediation in Latest E-book Price-Fixing Suit

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Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

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Bracing for Another E-book Price-Fixing Case

On January 14, a prominent class-action law firm announced it was suing over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market—the second such suit in a decade. What should we make of the news? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Shipping Delays Hit Books, Other Products, at Amazon

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Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin

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Explosive report slams Germany's fixed book prices

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Pullman calls for reintroduction of fixed book prices

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French-speaking Belgium steps closer to fixed book prices

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Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint

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How to get your Amazon credit from Apple's ebook price-fixing settlement

You might have a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon this week, all courtesy of Apple. On Tuesday, Amazon started issuing refunds as part of Apple’s price-fixing settlement. If you purchased a qualifying ebook from Amazon, you will be automatically receiving credits in your account. All you... Continue reading at PC World

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E-book lover? Check your Amazon account - you might have money from a class-action suit

Ticketmaster isn't the only site giving you freebies this week. Thanks to a class-action lawsuit, Apple is paying for Amazon account credit for people who bought certain ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012. You can check here to see if you've got any settlement money in your account. Amazon... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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E-book buyers will soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case

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Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’

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