[Press Release]
Settlements with Major Publishers Provide Money Back for E-book Purchases
The following is being issued by Kinsella Media, LLC, notice provider for the State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs’ E-book Settlements.
Settlements have been reached with publishers Macmillan and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the prices of electronic books (“E-books”).  The lawsuits claim there was a conspiracy involving these two publishers and others to fix and raise retail prices of E-books.  Previous Settlements were reached with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster in 2012.  A separate lawsuit with similar claims continues against Apple Inc.
If the Court approves the Settlements, Macmillan and Penguin will contribute $95 million into a Settlement Fund that will be distributed to eligible consumers. All of the above Settlements include agreements by the publishers to comply with antitrust laws and certain orders of the Court.
Residents of Minnesota, who were not included in the previous Settlements, are included in these Settlements. The Class Plaintiffs have also reached an additional Settlement on behalf of residents of Minnesota and publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.   A total of $3.9 million will be contributed by all five of the settling publishers to fund …read more

Via: Digital Book World