$95M E-Book Price-Fixing Settlements Get Final Approval

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 8:51 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge gave final approval on Friday to $95 million in settlements between a group of book publishers, the federal government and a proposed consumer class to resolve e-book price-fixing claims.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said she found the amount to be reasonable, in her oral ruling signing off on the deals with Penguin Group USA Inc. and Macmillan Publishers USA, companies that allegedly plotted with Apple Inc. to fix e-book prices.

She also shot down a motion to intervene from EMusic...
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