Penguin has agreed to settle with the Department of Justice over its alleged e-book price-fixing, ramping up the pressure on Apple to do the same.
The European Commission has slapped record fines, totalling $1.92 billion, on seven electronics companies for fixing cathode ray tube prices before CRT televisions disappeared in favor of flat-screens.
The Department of Justice has hit out at opponents of its e-book price-fixing case against Apple, saying that they are serving their own self-interest.
The Department of Justice is expected to file an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple today, citing concerns of e-book price fixing.
Millions of computer and television buyers will be eligible for partial refunds, following a settlement by seven LCD manufacturers.
Hitachi-LG Data Storage has admitted bid-rigging and price fixing over optical disk drives used in Dell, HP and Microsoft computers.
Apple, along with a number of book publishers, has been accused of illegally fixing prices, forcing Amazon to scrap discount programs.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that a price-fixing suit against several major music labels can go ahead, rejecting an attempt by the record companies to appeal.
Dell has accused five Asian LCD manufacturers of price fixing, and has filed a suit in the Northern California District Court.
A Connecticut-based electronics retailer has filed a suit against several major optical disk drive manufacturers, accusing them of price fixing.