Michigan consumers getting $10M in Apple books settlement

In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, an Apple logo is seen during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the update on the case, saying account credits or checks are coming soon.

The U.S. Supreme Court in March rejected an appeal from Apple Inc. and left in place a ruling that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.

The case pertains to e-books sold from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012. In a court settlement, Apple agreed to pay about $400 million.

The U.S. Justice Department and 33 states and territories had sued Apple and five publishers. The publishers also settled.

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