ebook price-fixing

DOJ’s Statement of Support for Apple’s Ebook Price-Fixing Punishment

[Press Release] STATEMENT BY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BAER ON REMEDY TO ADDRESS APPLE’S PRICE FIXING OF E-BOOKS Remedy Requires Apple to Modify Agreements with Five Publishers; Provides for a Court-Appointed External Monitor; Includes Anti-Retaliatory Provisions to Protect Publishers; Prohibits Apple from Engaging in Future Anticompetitive Conduct WASHINGTON – Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of...

Macmillan and Penguin to Pay $95 Million in States Settlement Over Ebook Price Fixing

[Press Release] Settlements with Major Publishers Provide Money Back for E-book Purchases The following is being issued by Kinsella Media, LLC, notice provider for the State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs’ E-book Settlements. Settlements have been reached with publishers Macmillan and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about...

Department of Justice Wins Antitrust Suit Against Apple

The Department of Justice has won its ebook price-fixing antitrust lawsuit against Apple, the U.S. department announced today (below). The decision in favor of the DOJ by Judge Denise Cote comes after three weeks of trial at which the outcome of the case seemed likely to go either way at certain points.

DOJ Spells Out Law in Final Argument to Judge in Apple Ebook Suit

Following a week of testimony orchestrated by Apple that seemed to move Judge Denise Cote from her previously held position favoring the government’s case, the Department of Justice put together an impressive slideshow outlining its final argument, topped by a spelling out of the laws at issue as defined by previous court judgments. At...

DOJ: Apple Exec Admits Deal With Publishers Caused Some Ebook Prices to Rise

In what might prove a turning point of the closely watched ebook price-fixing trial currently playing out in lower Manhattan, Apple executive Eddie Cue admitted that his company’s deals with publishers caused the prices of some best-selling ebooks to rise. According to C|Net, much of the trial hinges on whether ebook prices actually did...