E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit Fever Spreads North!

From the Toronto Star (ebook price-fixing lawsuits hit Canada):

Alleging that Apple and leading publishers conspired to make readers pay more, Canadian lawyers have launched lawsuits echoing the e-book price-fixing investigations recently initiated in the U.S.

Two law firms in Ontario and one in B.C. have named Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and their Canadian subsidiaries, in class action claims asserting the companies colluded to “fix, maintain, increase or control the price of ebooks” as Apple was preparing to launch the iPad two years ago.

The companies have not yet responded to the allegations.

Read more at the Toronto Star. (h/t INFOdocket)


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