ABA Settles Suit For $4.7 Million, Says Industry Is Largely Reformed

April 2001
Book Publishing Report;04/23/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 17, p2
Trade Publication
Reports on the agreement of the American Booksellers Association to settle the unfair trade lawsuit it filed against the United States' largest booksellers, Barnes & Noble and Borders Group Inc. Cost of the settlement; Destruction of depositions and other documents related to the case.


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