Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office announced today that Kansans who purchased certain electronic books will share in more than $628,000 in refunds.
The Kansas AG’s office, along with 54-other states, districts and U.S. territories have come to terms with three of the nation’s largest book publishers to resolve alleged anti-trust violations… Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins Publishing, and Simon and Schuster. The 3-companies have agreed to pay nearly $70-million to U.S. consumers.
The attorneys general alleged the publishers unlawfully conspired to fix the prices of electronic books or e-books.
Under the proposed settlement, which must be approved by the Court, the
3-publishers will compensate consumers who purchased e-books from any of the conspiring publishers between April 1st 2010 and May 21st, 2012.