Apple E-Book Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

The class Members of the Apple class action settlement include anyone who purchased one or more e-books published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin or Simon & Schuster between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

You must have been a U.S. resident at the time of purchase

Estimated Amount

To be determined pending final approval

Proof of Purchase

Not Required

If you purchased your e-books from the following retailers Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo or Sony

Case Name

State of Texas, et al. v. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., et al,
Case No. 12-cv-3394

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Case Summary

Apple Inc. has reached an agreement on a class action lawsuit alleging that Apple along with the five top publishing companies in the United States (Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Macmillan, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Simon & Schuster Inc, conspired to fix and raise the retail prices of E-books. Thirty three states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for alleged conspiracy. Apple denies the allegations but agreed to settle the e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty associated with ongoing litigation. The Apple e-book class action settlement was preliminarily approved on August 1

If you purchased e-books through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo or Sony, you do not need to file a Claim Form to receive benefits from the Apple class action settlement. Your eligible e-book purchases will automatically be included and you will receive an account credit. If you would like to receive a check instead of an account credit, you must submit your request by Oct. 31, 2014.

Settlement Pool

Pending Final Approval




Apple E-Books Antitrust Litigation Exclusions

P.O. Box 1851

Faribault, MN 55021-1899