FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 20, 2016
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
South Dakota E-book Purchases to Begin Receiving Credit from Apple Price-Fixing Case
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota residents who purchased electronic books (E-books) should begin receiving account credits or checks on Tuesday, June 21 as a result of the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. Apple paid $400 million in nationwide consumer compensation after the United States Supreme Court denied Apple’s request to review the decision of a lower court finding Apple had violated the antitrust laws.
South Dakota joined a group of 33 states in investigating and prosecuting Apple for its participation in the conspiracy to artificially inflate E-book prices.
Customers who purchased E-books through Sony or Google will receive checks in the mail. Customers who purchased E-books through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo will automatically receive credits in their accounts (unless they previously requested to receive checks). Customers receiving account credits should expect to receive an email between June 21 and June 24, indicating that the credits are available in their accounts.
The Settlement Administrator has set up a website and toll-free phone number for consumers with questions about this distribution. Please visit www.ebooklawsuits.com or call (866) 686-9333 for more information.