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Judge won't throw out ebook anti-trust lawsuit

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An anti-trust lawsuit charging Apple and several publishers conspired to raise the price of ebooks is moving forward.

A U.S. district judge rejected a request by the defendants to throw out the lawsuit. The judge cited Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who is quoted as saying, "Agreements between publishers and Apple would cause consumers to pay a little more."

Jobs also said prices would be the same at Apple and Amazon.com.

There was no comment on the day's ruling from Apple.

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