Court Hears Amazon, Publisher Motions to Toss Price Fixing Conspiracy Lawsuits

In oral arguments on Wednesday, lawyers for Amazon and the Big Five publishers argued that two potential class action suits alleging a conspiracy to fix prices for both e-books and print books were "implausible" and should be dismissed. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-28 04:00:00 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Some Publishers Quickly Settle E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Three of the five book publishers sued Wednesday by the Department of Justice quickly agree to scrap their deal with Apple and claim no wrong-doing. Continue reading at PC World

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U.S. files price-fixing lawsuit over eBook pricing

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Amazon, Big Five E-Book Price Fixing Suit Is Revived

Nearly two months after the case was dismissed, lawyers have amended and re-filed a potential class action suit accusing Amazon and the Big Five publishers of coordinating to eliminate competition in the e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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With Hearing Set, Court Urged to Dismiss Closely Watched Virginia Obscenity Lawsuits

A Virginia state judge has set an August 30 hearing for two lawsuits that seek to ban two popular books from bookshelves across the state, alleging they are “obscene” under an obscure state obscenity law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-03 04:00:00 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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-17 12:13:54 UTC ]
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Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing

Class action lawsuit filed in US claims the houses have colluded with the online giant to keep prices artificially highAmazon.com and the “Big Five” publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster – have been accused of colluding to fix ebook... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-15 13:04:33 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon France ordered to stop non-essential deliveries following court hearing

Amazon is to close six of its warehouses in France, after a court ruling stopped the delivery of non-essential items during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing

The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country's competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Fix Our Marketplace,’ Canadian Publishers Tell Parliament in Copyright Act Hearings

'My colleagues and I are suffering real-time damage triggered by this act.' Glenn Rollans and Kate Edwards of the Association of Canadian Publishers, along with John Degen of the Writers' Union, testify in hearings on the Copyright Modernization Act. The post ‘Fix Our Marketplace,’ Canadian... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon's Naggar tells publishers to slash ebook prices

Amazon’s publishing chief David Naggar has said publishers should slash their ebook prices to 99p to sell more books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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What the Conclusion of the Apple Pricing-Fixing Case Means for Publishers and Consumers

After four years of litigation, the Apple price-fixing case is over. But when can consumers expect to see the $400 million in refunds coming their way? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Apple denied Surpreme Court appeal ending price-fixing case

The Supreme Court in America is not going to take up Apple's appeal of the ebook price fixing ruling, effectively bringing to a close the "one of the most contentious legal dramas in modern publishing history". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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