Kentuckians to Receive $700,000 E-Book Settlement
FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky residents who bought e-books in recent years could receive a portion of a $69 million settlement that publishers have agreed to pay to address antitrust claims of price fixing on electronic books.
Attorney General Jack Conway said Kentucky’s part of the settlement is expected to be more than $700,000.
Conway joined attorneys general from all 50 states in an antitrust lawsuit against Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Simon & Schuster Inc., three of the nation’s biggest book publishers.
Those who overpaid for books between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, would share in the settlement. They will be notified by the publishing companies if they will receive restitution.