Apple's 'Hail Mary' Falls Short In E-Book Suit, States Say

Law360, Washington (December 9, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- The attorneys general of more than 30 states on Friday shot back at Apple Inc.'s bid to dismiss their case seeking damages for the company's alleged conspiracy with publishers to fix e-book prices, calling it a "Hail Mary" attempt to avoid accountability.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the reply brief on behalf of the dozens of state plaintiffs, who 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....
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