The civil suit against the Price-Fix 6 took another turn earlier this week, when Apple formally responded to the the allegations.
You probably remember last summer when over a dozen similar class action lawsuits were filed. The specifics varied between the suits, but the general tenor was the same. Five publishers and Apple were accused of conspiring to set the retail price of ebooks and block Amazon from discounting ebooks. Further filings in December 2011 revealed that at least a couple publishing insiders had been found who could verify the accusations.
And now we have Apple's response. A few days back Apple filed a motion to dismiss. According to Apple, they had nothing to do with any conspiracy amongst the publishers. I'm not going to debate the details of this filing, but I frankly don't believe Apple.
What are the odds that these publishers conspired and didn't involve Apple in the correspondence?