Indiana e-book purchasers to get payments from Apple

Text and an illustration from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" are displayed on an iPad, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in New York. The J.K. Rowling books are being released with animated or interactive illustrations, but only through Apple’s iBooks Store and require the use of an Apple mobile device or a Mac computer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office says Hoosiers who bought electronic from April 1, 2010, to May 21, 2012, should now be receiving account credits or checks totaling about $8.6 million.

The office announced Thursday the payments result from the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. Credits range from $1.56 to $6.93.

Apple paid $400 million in nationwide consumer compensation after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Apple’s request to review the decision of a lower court finding Apple had violated the antitrust laws.

The office says Indiana consumers account for approximately 2 percent of e-book purchasers nationwide.

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