Apple Pans Image Of Kindle As 'Mortal Threat' In E-Book MDL

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and three book publishers on Friday scoffed at allegations pending in multidistrict litigation that the electronics giant considered the Kindle e-reader enough of a “mortal threat” to its iPad to conspire with publishers to raise e-book prices, calling the claims far-fetched and implausible.

In support of their motion to dismiss the case in New York federal court, Apple, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., Penguin Group USA Inc. and Simon & Schuster Inc. fired back at claims by e-book purchasers that the defendants colluded to force
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