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Customers Will Finally Start Collecting On $400 Million in Consumer eBook Credits This Week

As we reported earlier this month, consumers who are eligible to receive part of the $400 million in compensation as part of Apple's ebook antitrust settlement with the state attorneys general and the consumer class will be disbursed beginning on Tuesday. Consumers who have accounts at the major book retailers,…

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$400 Million In Consumer eBook Settlement Credits Should Flow Later In June

After the Supreme Court declined to hear Apple's appeal of the 2013 ebook antitrust ruling in March, the big question has been when the $400 million in compensation to consumers (plus $50 million in attorney fees) as stipulated in the previous settlement with the state attorneys general and the consumer class would be disbursed. Because…

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Briefs: Schumer's 'Lower Back Tattoo' Publishes August 16; Zola Books Gets More Funding; and More

Amy Schumer's book will be published by Gallery on August 16 -- and it has retained the proposal name, THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO. Funding Zola Books closed another round of funding last week. The new round adds something under $3.4 million since the company's last announced funding in 2013.…

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Game Over: Supreme Court Denies Apple's Request for Appeal

This morning the Supreme Court released results from their Friday Conference, indicating that they denied Apple's request to have their appeal of the ebook antitrust case heard. The Court's denial of cert. brings the lawsuit to an end, and also means Apple's monetary settlement with the state attorneys general and the consumer class…

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Supreme Court Will Consider Apple's Case on March 4

Apple did not have to wait long for a new Supreme Court conference date. Originally scheduled for the court's February 19 conference, which was cancelled after Justice Scalia's death, and then briefly in limbo, Apple's request to have their appeal heard will now be taken up at the court's next conference session on…

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Apple Must Wait for Supreme Court Hearing

The Supreme Court's consideration of Apple's petition to have the high court hear an appeal of the verdict against them in the ebook pricing antitrust case is currently in limbo. As we reported previously, the Supreme Court Conference for which the case was originally scheduled, on Friday, February 19, was…

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Supreme Court Postpones February 19 Conference; Appeals Court Affirms $450m Apple Settlement; Docs from the IRS Amazon Case

The Supreme Court has postponed its February 19 conference, when they were scheduled to consider Apple's request to hear an appeal of the ebook antitrust case, as that day will be taken up by a ceremony for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last weekend. The court has also…

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Supreme Court Will Consider Apple's Appeal on February 19

When the Supreme Court next convenes for conference on February 19, one of the cases it will consider is Apple's petition to have the high court hear its appeal of the guilty verdict in the ebook antitrust case. Apple had responded one more time, on January 15, to the Department of…

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Justice Department Replies to Apple's Supreme Court Brief

On December 23, well ahead of the deadline, the Department of Justice filed its 33-page brief in opposition to Apple's petition asking the Supreme Court the hear an appeal of their ebook antitrust case. The focus of the government's rebuttal is to argue that finding Apple guilty on a per se…

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2015: The Year in Lawsuits

For years now the future of publishing has been driven by litigation as much as innovation. While 2015 leaves a couple of key cases right near the edge of resolution -- the biggest question is whether the Supreme Court will agree to hear Apple's appeal of the ebook antitrust ruling (the odds of…

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