0
Wireless

Apple agrees to pay USD 400 mln if it loses e-book appeal

Thursday 17 July 2014 | 10:07 CET | News
Apple has reached a settlement to pay up to USD 400 million to resolve claims for consumer damages and civil penalties brought by 33 US states and territories for charging artificially inflated prices for e-books. The payment is contingent upon an upcoming court ruling on Apple's appeal of a July 2013 decision that found that the company violated antitrust laws by colluding with five publishers, Penguin, Holtzbrinck, Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. If the lower court's decision is upheld, Apple will pay USD 400 million plus USD 20 million in states' claims for costs, fees and

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Government wants end to Apple e-book compliance monitoring

Published 13 Oct 2015 09:35 CET | United States
The US Department of Justice wrote to the federal judge in Manhattan handling the Apple e-book price fixing case that the company ...

Apple loses e-book federal appeal

Published 01 Jul 2015 09:30 CET | United States
Apple has lost its e-books case, after a federal appeals court upheld the 2013 decision finding Apple liable for conspiring with ...

Apple e-book settlement wins preliminary approval

Published 04 Aug 2014 08:54 CET | United States
Apple has won preliminary approval of a settlement in which it could pay USD 450 million to resolve claims by US states and ...

Apple facing additional class-action suit filed by employees

Published 23 Jul 2014 16:04 CET | United States
Apple is involved in another class-action lawsuit initiated by 20,000 hourly wage employees that claim the company did not ...

Apple settles e-book lawsuit out of court

Published 17 Jun 2014 11:58 CET | United States
Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement for the e-book price fixing class action lawsuit, Reuters reported, saying the ...

Apple to face class-action suit over e-book pricing

Published 31 Mar 2014 08:47 CET | United States
A federal judge in New York granted class certification to a group of consumers who sued Apple for conspiring with five major ...

Apple appeals e-book prices ruling

Published 26 Feb 2014 14:53 CET | United States
Apple has filed an appeal against the ruling made last by a federal judge about e-book prices, Cnet reported. The judge said that ...

Apple files appeal against e-book injunction

Published 04 Oct 2013 21:35 CET | United States
Apple has filed a notice with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, stating its intent to appeal both a July ruling by ...

Apple ordered to change e-book deals, face monitoring

Published 09 Sep 2013 08:55 CET | United States
Apple has been ordered by a US federal court judge to modify its agreements with publishers and appoint an external monitor, the ...

Apple loses e-book price-fixing case, plans to appeal

Published 11 Jul 2013 09:16 CET | United States
Apple has lost a case brought by the US government and 33 state attorneys general in April 2012 which accused the company of ...

Apple goes to trial over e-book pricing

Published 03 Jun 2013 13:34 CET | United States
Apple is going to trial on 3 June over allegations by the US Justice Department that it colluded with five US book publishers to ...

EC settles e-book pricing case with Apple, four publishers

Published 14 Dec 2012 08:47 CET | Europe
The European Commission has accepted legally binding commitments from Apple and four publishers concerning the sale of e-books. ...

Three publishers settle in e-book price-fixing suit

Published 31 Aug 2012 09:17 CET | United States
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that along with 54 attorneys general in other states, districts and US ...