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States rights to damages bode ill for Apple

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Legal developments around the Apple ebook price fixing debacle are not exactly going Cupertino’s way. Most recently, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, to no one’s great surprise, returned a negative response to Apple’s motion to dismiss the damage claims brought by 33 states of the [ on]

The Apple e-book decision reaction roundup: Schadenfreude a go-go!

By Chris Meadows
July 12, 2013 // 4 Comments

It’s been pretty fun, not to mention instructive, to read the various reactions to the e-book verdict over the last day or so. Sometimes it feels like I’ve wandered into a production of Rashomon. For example, AllThingsD summarizes the thoughts of anti-trust lawyers it asked for comment: Apple [ on]

Judge Cote: Apple Did Conspire to Raise E-Book Prices

By Juli Monroe
July 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

Judge Denise Cote has ruled on the Apple e-book case. And the verdict? “The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing [ on]

Penguin wants Author Solutions lawsuit dismissed

By Chris Meadows
June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Author Solutions, Penguin’s self-publishing imprint, has been a bit controversial for a while. Last year an anonymous poster claiming to be an AS employee had some pretty damning things to say about the company’s business practices. Last July, Penguin bought the self-publishing firm, shocking [ on]

Antitrust experts say publishing is not a special case

By Chris Meadows
October 31, 2012 // 2 Comments

Do publishers deserve special treatment from anti-trust courts? Paid Content reports on antitrust experts who said no at a New York book event this week: “There’s never been a defendant sued for antitrust who didn’t think their market was special,” said Chris Sagers of Cleveland State [ on]

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