Indiana is among 33 states declaring victory after a federal judge ruled Apple conspired with major US publishers to artificially raise the retail prices of electronic books, or E-books, undercutting its chief rival, Amazon. The five publishers named in the anti-trust lawsuit have settled their cases but Apple is appealing. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says those settlements will result in two-point-seven million dollars in refunds for Indiana consumers and more than 166-million dollars for consumers nationwide.
For more information about the refund process visit https://ebooksagsettlements.com or contact the Indiana Attorney General’s office at 1.800.382.5516. The multistate lawsuits against Apple and the publishers came after a two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and attorneys’ general offices.
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