Three of the largest book publishers will shell out $69 million to settle antitrust claims by state attorneys general that they conspired to keep e-book prices artificially high. The preliminary settlement agreement was filed August 29 in Manhattan federal district court by the publishers ? Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster Inc. ? and the AGs of 49 states (all but Minnesota) and the District of Columbia. The states filed their complaint on the same day.
Publishers Agree to Pay $69 Mil. in E-Book Price-Fixing Case
The Legal Intelligencer
September 5, 2012
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