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'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lawyers Argue that E-book Price-Fixing Case Against Amazon, Big Five Publishers Should Proceed

In a lengthy opposition brief filed this week, lawyers for a potential consumer class portrayed their case as the second act of the Apple e-books case and insisted there is more than enough evidence for the case to proceed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

In a brief order, judge Gregory Woods said the move, which is common in consumer class action cases, will bring "efficiency and economy" to what is "likely to be expensive and complicated litigation." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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Harper CEO Not Testifying in Latest E-book Price-Fixing Case

In a brief brief order this week, Judge Denise Cote ruled that plaintiffs in a second ebook price-fixing case cannot depose HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

Simon & Schuster becomes the latest publisher to settle an antitrust claim by a team of states, while Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple fight on. Continue reading at PC World

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The Real Bad Guy in the E-Book Price Fixing Case

This week, the Obama administration’s Justice Department struck a great legal blow against our open market for books, and indeed against open markets in America. Even though online retailer Amazon has captured more than 50 percent of many key book markets—like the one for ebooks—antitrust... Continue reading at Slate

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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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

Germany's publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market. The post Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Explosive report slams Germany's fixed book prices

A critical report published by the Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) demanding the abolishment of retail price maintenance for books is creating a stir in Germany. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pullman calls for reintroduction of fixed book prices

Philip Pullman has called for a reintroduction of a minimum price for books to protect independent bookshops, calling them “the lantern bearers of civilisation”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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French-speaking Belgium steps closer to fixed book prices

The government of French-speaking Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) has adopted a draft decree permitting publishers to fix book retail prices after a fourth and final reading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices

Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers' association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry's prospects. The post Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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

International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel. The post Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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

Israel has repealed its Law for the Protection of Literature and Writers, which required fixed book prices for 18 months and minimum author royalty rates. The post Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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