U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Apple’s Appeal

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At its conference on Friday, March 4, the Supreme Court declined to take up Apple’s appeal in its e-book price-fixing case, effectively ending one of the publishing industry’s most closely-watched legal battles.

The Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari also means that Judge Denise Cote’s 2013 decision finding Apple liable is now considered final, triggering $400 million in refunds to e-book consumers under the terms of a 2014 settlement with 33 states and a consumer class. In addition, Apple will pay some $50 million in fees and attorney costs.

Source: Publisher’s Weekly | Link to full story

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