By Lauren Berg (August 3, 2022, 11:00 p.m. EDT) — A federal judge in New York on Wednesday recommended launching a proposed class action lawsuit accusing Amazon and the nation’s five largest book publishers of secretly fixing the prices of digital books, claiming that the e-book purchasers have not plausibly alleged the existence of a conspiracy.
In a 54-page report, US Magistrate Valerie Figueredo recommended US District Judge Gregory H. Woods grant the motion to dismiss brought by Amazon and the “big five” publishers – HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan — concluding that the consolidated complaint relies solely on the existence of distribution agreements between Amazon and…
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