Publishers Close to Deal With States Over E-Book Price-Fixing

From a Reuters report (E-Books Case Judge Told Publishers Settling With States):

The judge overseeing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. (AAPL) over e-book prices was told by a lawyer that two publishers that earlier settled with the Justice Department are now close to a deal with 15 states.

Shepard Goldfein, a lawyer for Harper Collins, told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan today that the publisher and Hachette have signed a memorandum of understanding with 15 states. The publishers hope to extend the agreement to all 50 states and complete a deal within 60 days, Goldfein said.



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