Apple Says States Can't Seek Damages From E-Book Plot
By Dan Prochilo
Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 3:22 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. asked a New York federal judge on Friday to dismiss a bid by the attorneys general of more than 30 states to obtain enhanced damages on behalf of consumers for the technology giant’s alleged conspiracy with publishers to fix e-book prices, saying the authorities lacked standing to cash in.
Thirty-one states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are seeking to represent the interests of e-book purchasers through a "parens patriae" suit against the iPad maker and two publishing houses over the plot. They...