“All Canadians who have bought electronic books in the past two years could be rewarded if Apple and book publishers are found guilty of price fixing, says a local lawyer,” Jason Magder reports for The Montreal Gazette.

“Last February, lawyer Normand Painchaud filed in Quebec Superior Court for permission to launch a class-action lawsuit against Apple Corp. and five book publishers, among them Harpercollins Publishers Inc. and Penguin Group, the same group being pursued in the U.S.,” Magder reports. “Like antitrust lawsuits launched by the Department of Justice in the U.S. and the European Union, the Quebec suit claims that Apple colluded with book publishers to artificially set electronic book prices higher than the $9.99 standard Amazon had set for most of its electronic books.”

Magder reports, “Reached Friday morning, Painchaud said his is one of three lawsuits in Canada, with other requests for class actions being launched in British Columbia and Ontario. Painchaud said if his or any of the other lawsuits are successful, there will probably be a method set out to extend damages to all Canadian owners of electronic books.”

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