New E-Book Price-Fixing Suit Snares Random House

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and six leading publishers were accused by consumers in a New York federal court Thursday of fixing the prices of e-books in a putative class action that follows an earlier California suit and adds Random House Inc. to the mix.

The plaintiffs claim that six publishers — Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., Macmillan Publishers Ltd., Penguin Group USA Inc., Simon & Schuster Inc. and Random House — used Apple's introduction of the iPad as an excuse to implement a scheme to drive up...
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