Publishers agree on ebook price-fixing lawsuit settlement pay

Publishers agree on ebook price-fixing lawsuit settlement pay
After being sued over alleged ebook price fixing earlier this year, three publishers instantly settled, avoiding a trial.

Those publishers; Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, have now agreed on a payout, agreeing to pay $69 million to American consumers.



If approved by a federal judge, the settlement will then go into effect 30 days later. Any customer who purchased an agency-priced ebook between April 2010 and May 21st, 2012 are eligible for part of the settlement.

The payout is dependent on the State you are in, and Minnesota is the only state to not be involved.

Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo and Sony will all notify eligible customers via email. Sony will automatically give checks out.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Aug 2012 23:40
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Settlement Price Fixing ebooks agency simon&schuster hachette harpercollins
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  • b854th2

    Will they all still be in cahoots?

    31.8.2012 12:25 #1

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