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Don't delete that e-mail: Notices of e-book settlement credits are legit
Ohioans will be getting a $4.7 million
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Karen Kasler
 

Ohioans who bought e-books between April 2010 and May 2012 may soon be seeing e-mails that could make them suspicious, but actually do mean they’re owed money.

A settlement over price-fixing with several e-book publishers and 33 states is starting to be distributed. Dan Tierney with the Attorney General’s office says $4.7 million will be going out to Ohioans who bought e-books, and they should find out the specifics of their shares shortly.

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"Consumers should start receiving communication from the entity they purchased e-books from. We've heard anecdotally that some consumers who bought ebooks from amazon.com, for example, have started receiving notices of credits to their account pursuant to this settlement."

Tierney says it would be easy to dismiss those e-mails as scams, but he notes that it’s a key way for e-book retailers tocommunicate with buyers. Four e-book publishers settled with the states in 2012 for $166 million. Apple declined. Ajudge ruled Apple played a central role in price-fixing, and a second trial will be held to determine how much it will pay in damages. 

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