E-Books Class Action - Notice of Certification/Authorization and Proposed Canadian Settlement

WATERLOO, ON, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Class action lawsuits covering all of Canada were commenced in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec against Apple Inc. and various Publishers of E-Books, alleging that they conspired to fix, maintain, increase or control the price of E-Books sold by them in Canada from April 1, 2010 to September 22, 2014.

A proposed settlement was reached with the Publishers - Hachette Book Group Canada Ltd, Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Canada Limited, HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Macmillan Publishers, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) LLC (formerly Penguin Group (USA), INC.), Penguin Canada Books, Inc. and Simon & Schuster Canada, a division of CBS Canada Holdings Co. – but must still be approved by the Ontario and Quebec Courts to be effective. The class actions have been certified by the Courts for settlement purposes in relation to the Publishers only.

SOURCE Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

For further information: If you have questions about the Canadian E-Books Class Action, contact information is available on the administration website www.ebookssettlement.ca.