[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Thursday approved a settlement agreement [opinion, PDF] between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and certain e-book publishers in a price-fixing suit under the Sherman Act [text]. The DOJ alleges that Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster [corporate websites] conspired to fix the prices of e-books in response to Amazon's discount pricing strategy. Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon...

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