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Apple & Publishers’ Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Denied

U.S. District Court judge Denise Cote has denied both Apple’s and publishers’ move to dismiss a civil class action suit that alleges Apple and major publishers colluded to set eBook prices.

Follow this PDF link to download a copy of the 56-page decision.

Hagens Berman managing partner Steve Berman is the lead counsel in the class action suit against Apple and publishers. He had this statement: “We look forward to uncovering additional evidence in the discovery phase of this litigation … We litigated this case because we strongly believe that consumers were harmed by Apple and the publishers’ tactics and we will not settle without an effective plan to repay consumers for their losses.”

The Department of Justice also sued publishers and Apple, but HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster have already settled that suit.

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