Class Eligibility

The class Members of the Apple class action settlement include anyone who purchased one or more e-books published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin or Simon & Schuster between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. You must have been a U.S. resident at the time of purchase

Estimated Amount

To be determined pending final approval
Proof of Purchase
Not Required If you purchased your e-books from the following retailers Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo or Sony
Case Name
State of Texas, et al. v. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., et al, Case No. 12-cv-3394 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Case Summary
Apple Inc. has reached an agreement on a class action lawsuit alleging that Apple along with the five top publishing companies in the United States (Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Macmillan, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Simon & Schuster Inc, conspired to fix and raise the retail prices of E-books. Thirty three states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for alleged conspiracy. Apple denies the allegations but agreed to settle the e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty associated with ongoing litigation. The Apple e-book class action settlement was preliminarily approved on August 1 If you purchased e-books through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo or Sony, you do not need to file a Claim Form to receive benefits from the Apple class action settlement. Your eligible e-book purchases will automatically be included and you will receive an account credit. If you would like to receive a check instead of an account credit, you must submit your request by Oct. 31, 2014.
Settlement Pool
Pending Final Approval
Apple E-Books Antitrust Litigation Exclusions P.O. Box 1851 Faribault, MN 55021-1899 1-866-686-9333

25 responses to “Apple E-Book Class Action Settlement”

  1. Alexander Joseph Marrone says:

    I have purchased many ebooks from apple

  2. Dandre Lewis says:

    I’ve made multiple purchases of Ebooks from apple. Who would have known!

  3. Cristian Peña says:

    My e book has become increasingly unusable due to may lag spikes when opening apps. I had only gotten it recently and it has already started doing this.

  4. gillian says:

    i purchased at least 4 ebooks from apple

  5. Philip Suprise says:

    I’ve purchased 6 ebooks from Apple

  6. Valerie thomas says:


  7. kevin king says:

    i have purchased 4 ebooks for my children

  8. Quinn Harrison says:

    Wow,I purchased several ebooks for my niece..

  9. Barbara Bowman says:

    I purchased my books for my grand kids who would have known

  10. LeShawnWitherow says:

    Had alot of problems with my e-book me an my Husband i would say needs more work

  11. Christina says:

    Have purchased this for my mother.

  12. Cindi Liles says:

    I have one I purchased for myself

  13. Jerry sanchez says:

    I have purchased a few e-books.

  14. michael head says:

    I got one for my mom dad and two sisters and one for myself

  15. tammera perez says:

    I purchased 4 e books for my family. This is unbeleivable.

  16. Angela smith says:

    Yes I did

  17. Caroline says:

    I purchased two e books ! Wow !!!!!!!!!!!

  18. steve says:


  19. Abishek Poudel says:

    i got one for my brother.

  20. Thecla Sexius says:

    Yes I have purchased eBooks from Apple and Amazon

  21. Becky says:

    I have purchased ebooks for myself and given them as gifts to my family.

  22. Betty George says:

    I have purchased 6 Ebooks from apple

  23. Kathryn Bishop says:

    I have purchased several ebooks from apple

  24. Heidi Shank says:

    I just found a lost, uncashed check issued from an Apple E-book antitrust settlement. How can I get the check reissued? What is the deadline, does it go to unclaimed property for the state or federal gov.?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hello, Heidi. If you want to have a stale check reissued, you’d normally need to contact the Settlement Administrator directly. However, the claims deadline for this settlement was way back 2014. The claims link is already dead. As a last resort, however, we recommend that eligible claimants check the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (“NAUPA”) website via for updates on when late claimants can claim their funds — unless the Settlement Administrator already disbursed any unclaimed portion of the fund via charity donations. Best of luck.