E-Book Buyers Seek Class Cert. In Apple Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Consumers suing Apple Inc. for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages allegedly caused by the iPad maker's plot with five publishers to fix e-book prices pushed Friday to have their case certified as a class action.

The plaintiffs argued that the multidistrict litigation brought alongside 33 state attorneys general was a "textbook case for certifying a class," pointing out that the question of Apple's liability already has been resolved through an earlier bench trial led by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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