The Paynter Law Firm PLLC
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eBook Litigation

eBook Litigation

The Paynter Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple as well as publishers Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan Publishers, and Penguin Group (USA) on behalf of purchasers of eBooks. The complaint alleges Defendants conspired to raise the price of eBooks by adopting a pricing model whereby prices were set in advance by Defendants at an inflated level. Known as the “Agency model” this arrangement replaced the previous model where retailers, such as Amazon, were permitted to establish their own prices.