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Steve Berman appointed lead plaintiffs counsel in e-book suits

Cases target major publishers and Apple over e-book price-fixing claims

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote appointed Steve Berman as lead counsel in multiple ongoing antitrust lawsuits against some major publishers and Apple.

The cases center on claims that Apple engaged in a price-fixing scheme with several major New York publishers—including HarperCollins, Penguin Group, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and Barnes & Noble—to set prices of e-books. Berman, who’s a named partner in Seattle-based Hagens Bergman, has claimed the companies have engaged in a “conspiracy.” The publishers and Apple deny any wrongdoing.


Cathleen Flahardy

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