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Cote Approves DOJ E-book Deal

Cote Approves DOJ E-book Deal

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK---------------------------------------- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff,-v-APPLE, INC., et al.,Defendants.----------------------------------------X:::::::::X12 Civ. 2826 (DLC)OPINION & ORDERAPPEARANCES:For plaintiff the United States:Mark W. RyanStephanie A. FlemingLawrence E. ButermanLaura B. CollinsUnited States Department of JusticeAntitrust Division450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 4000Washington, DC 20530For defendants Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and The Penguin Group:Daniel F. McInnisDavid A. DonohoeAllison SheedyAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP1333 New Hampshire Ave., NWWashington, DC 20036For defendant Apple, Inc.:Richard ParkerOmelveny & Myers LLP1625 Eye StreetWashington, D.C. 20006Andrew J. FrackmanEdward N. MossOmelveny & Myers LLP7 Times Square New York, NY 10036
Case 1:12-cv-02826-DLC Document 113 Filed 09/06/12 Page 1 of 45
2Daniel S. FloydDaniel G. SwansonGibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP333 South Grand Ave.Los Angeles CaliforniaFor defendant Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC d/b/a MacMillan:Joel M. MitnickJohn J. LavelleAlexandra ShearSidley Austin LLP787 Seventh Ave.New York, NY 10019For amici curiae American Booksellers Association and Barnes &Noble, Inc.:David N. WynnArent Fox LLP1675 BroadwayNew York, NY 10019Deanne OttavianoArent Fox LLP1050 Connecticut Ave. NWWashington, DC 20036Stephen G. LarsonArent Fox LLP555 West Fifth St., 48
FloorLos Angeles, CAFor amicus curiae The Authors Guild, Inc.:Jan Friedman LevienPaul D. Aiken31 East 32nd Street, 7th FloorNew York, New York 10016-5509For amicus curiae Bob Kohn:Bob Kohn140 E. 28th St.New York, NY 10016
Case 1:12-cv-02826-DLC Document 113 Filed 09/06/12 Page 2 of 45
3Steven BrowerBuchalter Nemer18400 Von Karman Ave., Suite 800Irvine, California 92612-0514DENISE COTE, District Judge:Plaintiff the United States of America (the “Government”)brings this civil antitrust action against defendants Apple,Inc. (“Apple”); Hachette Book Group, Inc. (“Hachette”);HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. (“HarperCollins”); VerlagsgruppeGeorg Von Holtzbrinck GMBH and Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC d/b/aMacMillan (collectively, “MacMillan”); The Penguin Group, adivision of Pearson PLC and Penguin Group (USA), Inc.(collectively, “Penguin”); and Simon & Schuster, Inc. (“Simon &Schuster”). The Government has moved for entry of a proposedFinal Judgment with respect to defendants Hachette,HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster (the “Settling Defendants”),pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h) (the “APPA” or “Tunney Act”). For thefollowing reasons, the motion for entry of Final Judgment isgranted.BACKGROUNDI. Factual AllegationsUnless otherwise noted, the facts and allegations recountedbelow are taken from the Government’s complaint (“Complaint”)
Case 1:12-cv-02826-DLC Document 113 Filed 09/06/12 Page 3 of 45

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