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Attorney General Madigan to seek damages from Apple


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced plans to seek damages from Apple Inc. after a federal judge said the company violated antitrust laws.

The ruling came down against the company Wednesday. According to the court, Apple worked with book publishers to significantly raise the prices of electronic books during spring 2010. Madigan claims book buyers were forced to pay millions more than they would have because of their actions.

Illinois is joining 32 other states and territories that plan to seek damages in a second trial. That trial will decide how much the company will have to pay for its role in increasing prices.

Apple plans to appeal the ruling.

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