Pa. residents to receive refunds from $400M settlement with Apple

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvanians who were overcharged for e-books they purchased for iPads are expected to receive as much as $16.8 million under a $400 million settlement with Apple, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said.

The total announced Monday is in addition to $6.7 million already paid to Pennsylvanians from a previous settlement with five of the largest e-book publishers in the country.

Pennsylvania and 32 other states sued Apple in 2012, alleging the company conspired with the publishers to artificially raise e-book prices around the time Apple first offered its iPad for sale.

Eligible consumers will receive the money in account credits or checks beginning June 21. Amounts will be based on the number of e-books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

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