The decision means Apple will have to pay $400 million to book buyers to settle a DOJ lawsuit that found it conspired with other publishers to fix prices on e-books.
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The company must now pay $450 million as part of a settlement, but it maintains it did nothing wrong.
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US District Court Judge Denise Cote originally took issue with the settlement because Apple could end up only paying $70 million.
After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement."
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The settlement hinges on the success or failure of the company's appeal of a ruling that found it conspired with publishers to fix prices.
The settlement comes less than a month before the scheduled beginning of the trial, in which $840 million in damages was sought from Apple.