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Apple Must Pay $450M to End E-Book Antitrust Lawsuit

Another chapter in Apple's legal e-book battle has ended today with some bad news for the company: It needs to pay $450 million to finally end that e-book antitrust lawsuit, as the US Supreme Court has rejected Apple's appeal, reports Bloomberg. As such, a previous ruling favouring the Justice Department and the states that sued Apple...

Apple to Pay $450 Million to Consumers After Losing E-Book Appeal

Apple orchestrated a conspiracy among publishers to raise e-book prices, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. As a result, Apple must pay the $450 million (most of it to e-book consumers) as agreed with private plaintiffs and 33 states in November reports the Wall Street Journal. “We conclude that the district court correctly decided that...

U.S. Lawyer Faced Tough Questioning in Apple E-books Antitrust Case

According to a Reuters report, a U.S. government lawyer had to face tough questioning today in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, while defending a judge's ruling that Apple conspired with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The publication notes that some judges appeared "sympathetic to Apple's contention that it engaged in pro-competitive...

Apple Appeals Last Year’s E-Book Antitrust Ruling

Although Apple was found liable for conspiring with seven book publishers to fix e-book prices, the company will begin its appeal of the verdict. As Daniel A. Crane, associate dean for Faculty & Research and professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, points out, the record suggests that Apple’s actions may have...

Judge Concerned Over Apple’s $450 million E-book Settlement Terms

A week after the settlement terms between Apple versus 33 US states and territories and lawyers for e-book consumers were announced, the judge reviewing the case expressed concern saying it could, depending on the appeal verdict, drastically reduce money paid to consumers (via BusinessInsider). Speaking at a teleconference, US District Judge Denise Cote said she...

Apple Agrees to Pay $400 Million to Consumers to Settle E-Book Case

  The bill for Apple’s e-book price-fixing scheme could increase to as much as $400 million, according to an agreement signed with the attorneys representing e-book purchasers. The case was litigated by consumers from 19 states and four US territories represented by Hagens Berman attorneys working jointly with the attorneys general of 33 US states...