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Thu March 27, 2014
W.Va. to Get Nearly $700,000 in E-Book Settlement
West Virginia consumers who might have overpaid for e-books will receive nearly $700,000 from the partial settlement of a national lawsuit.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office announced Wednesday the refunds are being paid out to consumers who purchased electronic books from some publishers from April 2010 to May 2012. The refunds are in the form of account credits, coupons or checks.
The lawsuit was filed by 33 states against Apple Inc. and five of the nation's six largest e-book publishers. The publishers settled claims against them for a total payment of $166 million.
Apple is battling claims in district court that it violated antitrust laws.