Nebraska
8:12 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Neb. e-book buyers will share in settlement

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska consumers who overpaid for e-books will be compensated as part of a $166 million settlement.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said Tuesday that people who bought certain electronic books between 2010 and mid-2012 may receive payment.

Nebraska consumers are expected to share $837,289 from the settlement with five e-book publishers.

The 33 attorneys general who sued say several publishers conspired to raise e-book prices for all consumers and eliminate price competition.

More compensation is possible if a judge decides that Apple should pay consumers for its role in setting e-book prices.

This settlement is with publishers Harper Collins, Hachette, Simon and Schuster, MacMillan and Penguin.

More details about the settlement can be found online at www.EBookAGSettlements.com.

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