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Company: Hachette Book Group Inc.
Penalty: $34,791,666
Year: 2013
Date: February 8, 2013
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Mega-ScandalPrice Fixing
Violation Description: A group of states sued several leading book publishers and Apple Inc. alleging they conspired to fix the price of electronic books. The publishers agreed to pay a total of $166 million (plus legal fees and costs) while Apple ended up paying $450 million. Hachette's share was $34.8 million.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Court: Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1:12-cv-06625
Case Name: The State of Texas et al v. Hachette Book Group, Inc. et al
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