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'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-07 12:47:23 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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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

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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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Consumer Group: E-book Price Fixing Costs Big Bucks

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Amazon, Publishers Seek to Delay Discovery in E-book Price-Fixing Case

In a filing this week, Amazon and the Big Five publishers said the plaintiffs' claims of an e-book price-fixing conspiracy are "implausible." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Court Appoints Hagens Berman Lead Counsel in Amazon E-book Price Fixing Case

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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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Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing

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

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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

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The U.S. Justice Department is suing to stop the proposed $1.4 billion deal between Quad/Graphics and LSC Communications on antitrust grounds. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Explosive report slams Germany's 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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E-book buyers will soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case

Some buyers of ebooks will begin to receive payments Tuesday as part of a settlement in a price-fixing case against Apple.People who purchased ebooks between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, will receive credits from ebook sellers, or will get a check if they opted out of receiving credits,... Continue reading at PC World

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