WASHINGTON -- Antitrust officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix the price of e-books.
News reports said the Justice Department sued Apple, along with Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Penguin.
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, Sharis Pozen, have scheduled a news conference in Washington for 9 a.m. PDT to announce "a significant antitrust matter." They will be joined by Connecticut Atty. Gen. George Jepsen.
The Justice Department and Connecticut officials have been investigating e-book pricing by Apple and the publishers.
A Justice spokeswoman would not comment Wednesday morning.