WMDT 47 News- Local book readers will soon start receiving checks or credits to their accounts as part of a recent e-book price-fixing settlement.
The lawsuits were brought against Apple and five of the six largest E-book publishers in the country.
Those publishers settled the claims against them for a total nationwide payment of $166 million. Maryland consumers will receive approximately $3.8 million .Virginia consumers are expected to receive more than $4.3 million. More than $500,000 will be distributed to Delaware residents.
Theaccount credit or check will be based on the number of eligible E-bookspurchased by a consumer during the time period between April 1, 2010 to May 21,2012. Whether a consumer receives a credit or check depends on theretailer through which the E-book was purchased and, in certain circumstances,on whether a claim was properly filed or on whether a consumer specificallyrequested a check. Eligible consumers should review their email forcommunications from their E-book retailer, or from the SettlementAdministrator, regarding account credits or checks.