Publishers Balk At DOJ's Proposed Punishment For Apple

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Publishers who settled the U.S. Department of Justice's e-book price-fixing claims told a New York federal court on Wednesday that the DOJ's proposed judgment against Apple Inc., the alleged hub of the conspiracy, would modify the deals they already entered without justification.

The publishers — Simon & Schuster Inc., Penguin Group USA Inc., Macmillan Publishers USA, Hachette Book Group Inc. and HarperCollins Publishers LLC — told the court that they object to some provisions of the DOJ's proposed injunction against Apple, which, unlike the publishers, went to...
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