Apple to pay Michigan consumers $10 million in credits and checks

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 07: The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the update on the case, saying account credits or checks are coming soon.

The U.S. Supreme Court in March rejected an appeal from Apple Inc. and left in place a ruling that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.

The case pertains to e-books sold from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012. In a court settlement, Apple agreed to pay about $400 million.

The U.S. Justice Department and 33 states and territories had sued Apple and five publishers. The publishers also settled.

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