Apple Faces Tricky Decision After Latest E-Books Deal

Law360, New York (February 08, 2013, 7:01 PM ET) -- Macmillan's decision to bow out of the U.S. Department of Justice's e-books price-fixing case Friday puts alleged ringleader Apple Inc. in a tough spot — to settle or not to settle.

Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, which operates as Macmillan, on Friday became the last of the five publishers accused of conspiring to hike e-book prices to settle with the DOJ, leaving Apple the final defendant still fighting the antitrust watchdog in the case.

Macmillan joined Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Penguin Group USA Inc. and...
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