Judge approves class-action suit against Apple in ebooks case

A New York judge has given the go-ahead for a group to collectively sue Apple for damages over its collusion with publishers to fix the price of electronic books.Denise Cote, a judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, wrote in her approval of class status that “Virtually all class members paid inflated prices for ebooks as a result of a centralized price-fixing conspiracy.”“If certification were not appropriate here, no antitrust class action could be certified,” she wrote.The case dates back to 2012, when the U.S. Department of Justice and 16 states filed lawsuits against Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Holtzbrinck Publishers (better known as Macmillan), Penguin and Simon & Schuster, alleging they conspired to keep the price of ebooks at a certain level.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2014-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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