Consumers to receive refunds in e-book price fixing lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials say New York consumers will receive nearly $26 million from Apple Inc. in a lawsuit over inflated e-book prices.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement Monday that the tech giant is expected to spend about $400 million to compensate consumers across the country and New Yorkers are slated to receive $25.9 million in addition to the $8.9 million received in 2014.

Schneiderman says New York and 32 other states prosecuted Apple for conspiring with five major American publishers to raise E-book prices.

Schneiderman says consumers will receive payments of $6.93 for each New York Times best-seller and $1.57 for other e-books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 12, 2012.

Officials say consumers who bought e-books through Sony or Google will receive checks. Consumers who bought books from Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Noob will receive account credits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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