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Hachette, Macmillan, other publishers asked by US judge about past DOJ consent decrees in e-books price-fixing lawsuit

By Khushita Vasant
  • 03 Aug 2021 17:55
  • 03 Aug 2021 17:55
Counsel for the so-called Big Five book publishers were asked by a US federal judge today what relevance their prior consent decrees with the US Justice Department have in current litigation accusing them and Amazon of fixing e-book prices.

Amazon and the five publishers — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon &

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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