Unites States of America v. Apple, Inc. et al

Filing 8

Letter addressed to Judge Denise L. Cote from Daniel McCuaig dated 4/11/2012 re: counsel for plaintiff United States to submit two courtesy copies of the following documents filed today regarding the above-referenced case: 1. Complaint 2. Stipulation and Proposed Final Judgment 3. Competitive Impact Statement 4. Plaintiff United States' Explanation of Consent Decree Procedures,. Document filed by Unites States of America.(pl)

(:.S. Department of .'usti..+DO~~ Antitrust Division Liberty Square Building 450 51h Street, N. W. Washington, DC 20001 April 11,2012 HAND DELIVERY The Honorable Denise L. Cote United States District Judge Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse 500 Pearl Street, Room 15B New York, New York 10007-1312 Re: United States v. Apple, Inc. et aI., No. 12-CV-2826 Dear Judge Cote: We write on behalf of the United States to submit two courtesy copies of the following documents filed today regarding the above-referenced case: 1. Complaint 2. Stipulation and Proposed Final Judgment 3. Competitive Impact Statement 4. Plaintiff United States' Explanation of Consent Decree Procedures Please note that these filings reflect that the United States has reached a settlement with Defendants Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers L.L.c., and Simon & Schuster, Inc., and that the United States will proceed to litigate this case against the remaining named Defendants. The procedure for settlement is set forth in the attached Explanation of Consent Decree Procedures. Pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.c. ยง 16(b)-{h) (the "Tunney Act"), members of the public have an opportunity to comment on the proposed antitrust settlement before it is entered by the Court. During the comment period, the United States will publish its proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register. When the requirements of the Tunney Act have been satisfied, the United States will promptly file a motion for entry of the proposed Final Judgment. We thank the Court for its consideration of this matter. Respectfully, sl Daniel McCuaig Daniel McCuaig Nathan P. Sutton Mary Beth McGee Owen M. Kendler William H. Jones Stephen T. Fairchild Attorneys for the United States cc: All Defendants' counsel