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U.S. files antitrust lawsuit against Apple and book publishers

2:55 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The U.S. sued Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming the publishers colluded to fix eBook prices. CBS Corp. Simon & Schuster, Lagardère SCA’s Hachette Book Group and News Corp. HarperCollins settled their suits today, two people familiar with the cases said.

Read the Bloomberg story here. [bloomberg.com]
6:11 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Apple wants the trial, according to this report.

Report: Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing [reuters.com]
Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday.

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