Apple, Publishers Can't Close Book On Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and a group of book publishers lost a bid Tuesday to dismiss consumer class actions alleging they conspired to inflate the price of e-books, after a New York federal judge deemed the allegations plausible enough to proceed.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote denied separate motions to dismiss filed by Apple and a group of five publishers — including Penguin Group USA Inc. and Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, doing business as Macmillan — saying that e-book buyers had sufficiently alleged that the companies worked together to...
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