Penguin Dunked in Effort to Push Claims by E-Book Purchasers into Arbitration

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Penguin Group, one of several defendants in a massive antitrust class action brought by purchasers of e-books, has failed to convince a judge that the plaintiffs' claims should be heard in arbitration. On Wednesday, a U.S. federal district judge in Manhattan denied Penguin's motion to compel arbitration in the case, in which the plaintiffs claim that Penguin and four other publishers conspired to keep the prices of their e-books artificially high.

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