Pearson, Cengage and McGraw-Hill targeted with class action lawsuit

Pearson, Cengage and McGraw-Hill targeted with class action lawsuit

A group of US independent college bookstores has filed a class action antitrust lawsuit in a Delaware federal court against textbook publishers Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Cengage, as well as chains Barnes & Noble Education and Follett. The suit alleges the defendants have shown anti-competitive behaviour in relation to "inclusive access" online course materials.

The suit claims the defendants conspired to protect historical price increases and "agreed on a plan to force upon the market a product that must be purchased anew from the Publishers by every single college student every single seme...

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