Judge Backs Dismissal of ‘Implausible’ Amazon, Big Five Price-Fixing Suit

A week after a marathon hearing, magistrate judge Valerie Figueredo found no direct evidence of a conspiracy to fix e-book prices and eliminate retail competition, and recommended the case be tossed. At the July 27 hearing, lawyers for Amazon and the Big Five publishers insisted the suits were an ill-fated fishing expedition in the wake of the publishers’ 2012 price-fixing conspiracy with Apple.

Source: Judge Backs Dismissal of ‘Implausible’ Amazon, Big Five Price-Fixing Suit

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