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Michigan plugs into Apple price-fixing settlement

June 21, 2016
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LANSING — Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today the update on the case, saying account credits or checks are coming soon.

The U.S. Supreme Court in March rejected an appeal from Apple and left in place a ruling that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.

The case pertains to e-books sold from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012. In a court settlement, Apple agreed to pay about $400 million.

The U.S. Justice Department and 33 states and territories had sued Apple and five publishers. The publishers also settled.

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