Monday, June 25, 2012

June 2013 Trial Date Set for DOJ vs Apple and E-book Publishers

Here's the latest on the E-book pricing debacle:

NEW YORK — The Justice Department’s price-fixing lawsuit against e-book publishers and Apple will go to trial in June 2013, setting up a long legal struggle sure to reverberate across the nascent digital publishing market.

Apple has maintained that it did no wrong and argued to a federal judge last Friday that it wants a speedy trial to defend itself. The Silicon Valley giant is joined by McMillan and Penguin Group in fighting Justice’s suit. HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group settled with Justice last April.

For those not following, this is part of the story:

Some consumer groups have defended Justice, saying Apple and publishers wrongly colluded to fix prices — which is illegal and sure to hurt consumers in the end, even if it created an alternative option to Amazon’s Kindle e-reader store.

You can read more at the Washington Post web site.

Looks like THIS is never going to end. But that's how it works. I have a friend who lost her eyesight who is in the middle of a malpractice suit. She has been waiting for a "speedy" trial for the past two years.

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