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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.

"It is not difficult to anticipate Apple will construct innovative arguments in an attempt to defeat class certification and...

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