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.
"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.
"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 Scott Turow's letter to authors here.
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