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Illinois' top lawyer takes on Illinois' author of legal thrillers

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Illinois' top lawyer, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Illinois' top writer of legal thrillers, Scott Turow, are on opposites of a federal case, as of today.

Madigan was one of the officials in 15 states, along with the federal government, who sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers today, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of e-books. Read the Sun-Times story here.

Lisa Madigan

"By colluding to fix the price of e-books, publishers and Apple essentially forced consumers to pay millions more for e-books than they otherwise would have paid," Madigan said.

As president of the Authors Guild, Turow is a fierce critic of the lawsuit.

Scott Turow

"The irony bites hard: our government may be on the verge of killing real competition in order to save the appearance of competition," Turow wrote.

Read the statement of Lisa Madigan's office here.

Read Scott Turow's letter to authors here.

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