Big Five named as defendants in US e-book price-fixing suit

Big Five named as defendants in US e-book price-fixing suit

US publishing's Big Five–Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster–have now been named as defendants in an amended class suit originally brought against Amazon alone for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to e-books in the US. 

A class action complaint was initially filed mid January against Amazon, claiming that Amazon.com, the defendant, had "agreed to price restraints" with the five publishers, then described as "co-conspirators", causing consumers to "overpay" for e-books.

In an update to the case, in an amended complaint filed on 4th February, ...

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