Class Action Regarding Price Fixing Practices in the Ebooks Industry (Livrels/ Ebooks)

Class action description

This class action alleges that ebooks publishers Hachette, Harper Collins, MacMillen, Penguin and Simon & Schuster (the Respondent Publishers) conspired with Apple to fix ebooks prices in Canada since Apple’s Ipad launch in April 2010.

Group description

All Quebec residents who purchased, since April 1, 2010, an ebook published by one of the Respondent Publishers.

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Chronology

February 24, 2012: Motion for authorization to institute a class action
2012-07-26: Motion to suspend the case
2014-05-30: Motion for approval a notice to members
2014-07-21: Judgment authorising the class action against the Respondent Publishers for settlement purposes only
2014-07-24: Notice of hearing on approval of the proposed agreement

Normand Painchaud
Lawyers assigned to the dossier

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