E-Book Lawsuit Includes Tennessee

Tennessee is joining fourteen other states and Puerto Rico in a lawsuit over e-book pricing.

The suit claims that all but one of the nation’s largest publishers conspired with Apple to change the way electronic books are sold to retailers, a move that allegedly served to raise and fix the price of ebooks throughout the market. According to the suit, that’s a violation of federal and state laws, including Tennessee’s antitrust statute, the Tennessee Trade Practices Act and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

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