Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Simon and Schuster Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
ViacomCBS
Penalty: 
$20,641,666
Year: 
2013
Date: 
February 8, 2013
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
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. Simon & Schuster's share was $20.6 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
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
media
Specific Industry of Parent: 
media
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Parent company note: 
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