Apple settles class action lawsuit over e-book price fixing

The terms have not been released, but plaintiffs were seeking $840 million in the case

After U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled in July 2013 that Apple Inc. conspired with major publishers to fix e-book prices, it was only a matter of time before customers started lining up in a class action lawsuit. But now, Apple can put the mess behind it, as the company and attorneys representing the class have reached a settlement in the case.

Steve Berman, the attorney representing the class and some U.S. states, wrote in a U.S. district court filing that the parties had reached an agreement. The exact terms of the settlement have not been disclosed and still need to be approved by Judge Cote, and the settlement is contingent upon the result of Apple’s appeal of Judge Cote’s original ruling.

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