Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, 77094 [2012-31449]

Download as PDF 77094 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices By order of the Commission. Issued: December 21, 2012. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–31331 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P JUDICIAL CONFERENCE Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 77 FR 49828 (August 17, 2012). AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Open Hearing. The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence has been canceled: Evidence Rules Hearing, January 22, 2013, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin J. Robinson, Deputy Rules Officer and Counsel, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. SUMMARY: Dated: December 24, 2012. Benjamin J. Robinson, Rules Committee Deputy and Counsel. [FR Doc. 2012–31449 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with United States v. Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck Gmbh, Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC D/B/A Macmillan, The Penguin Group, A Division of Pearson PLC, Penguin Group (USA), Inc., and Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)–(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in United States of America v. Apple, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 12–CV–2826 (DLC). On April 11, 2012, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that the defendants VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 agreed to raise the retail price of ebooks, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. On September 6, 2012, a Final Judgment as to defendants Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., and Simon & Schuster, Inc. was entered by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. On December 18, 2012, the United States filed a proposed Final Judgment as to defendants The Penguin Group, a division of Pearson plc, and Penguin Group (USA), Inc.—to return pricing discretion to e-book retailers and comply with other obligations designed to end the anticompetitive effects of the conspiracy. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Documents Group, 450 Fifth Street NW., DC 20530 Suite 1010 (telephone: 202–514–2481), on the Department of Justice’s Web site at http://www.justice.gov/atr, and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division upon request and payment of the copying fee set by Department of Justice regulations. Public comment is invited within 60 days of the date of this notice. Such comments will be filed with the Court and will either be published in the Federal Register or, with the permission of the Court, will be posted electronically on the Department of Justice’s Web site. Comments should be directed to John R. Read, Chief, Litigation III Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202–307–0468). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement. United States District Court for the Southern District of New York United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., Harpercollins Publishers L.L.C., Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck Gmbh, Holtzbrinck Publishers, Llc d/b/ a Macmillan, The Penguin Group, A Division Of Pearson Plc, Penguin Group (Usa), Inc., And Simon & Schuster, Inc., Defendants. Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-02826. Judge: Cote, Denise. Date Filed: 04/11/2012. Description: Antitrust. Complaint The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 General of the United States, brings this civil antitrust action against Defendants Apple, Inc. (‘‘Apple’’); Hachette Book Group, Inc. (‘‘Hachette’’); HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. (‘‘HarperCollins’’); Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH and Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC d/b/a Macmillan (collectively, ‘‘Macmillan’’); The Penguin Group, a division of Pearson plc and Penguin Group (USA), Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Penguin’’); and Simon & Schuster, Inc. (‘‘Simon & Schuster’’; collectively with Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin, ‘‘Publisher Defendants’’) to obtain equitable relief to prevent and remedy violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1. Plaintiff alleges: I. Introduction 1. Technology has brought revolutionary change to the business of publishing and selling books, including the dramatic explosion in sales of ‘‘ebooks’’—that is, books sold to consumers in electronic form and read on a variety of electronic devices, including dedicated e-readers (such as the Kindle or the Nook), multipurpose tablets, smartphones and personal computers. Consumers reap a variety of benefits from e-books, including 24hour access to product with near-instant delivery, easier portability and storage, and adjustable font size. E-books also are considerably cheaper to produce and distribute than physical (or ‘‘print’’) books. 2. E-book sales have been increasing rapidly ever since Amazon released its first Kindle device in November of 2007. In developing and then mass marketing its Kindle e-reader and associated ebook content, Amazon substantially increased the retail market for e-books. One of Amazon’s most successful marketing strategies was to lower substantially the price of newly released and bestselling e-books to $9.99. 3. Publishers saw the rise in e-books, and particularly Amazon’s price discounting, as a substantial challenge to their traditional business model. The Publisher Defendants feared that lower retail prices for e-books might lead eventually to lower wholesale prices for e-books, lower prices for print books, or other consequences the publishers hoped to avoid. Each Publisher Defendant desired higher retail e-book prices across the industry before ‘‘$9.99’’ became an entrenched consumer expectation. By the end of 2009, however, the Publisher Defendants had concluded that unilateral efforts to move Amazon away from its practice of offering low retail prices would not work, and they E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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JUDICIAL CONFERENCE


Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules 
of Evidence

    Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 77 FR 49828 
(August 17, 2012).
AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, Judicial Conference of 
the United States.

ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Open Hearing.

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SUMMARY: The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the 
Federal Rules of Evidence has been canceled: Evidence Rules Hearing, 
January 22, 2013, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin J. Robinson, Deputy Rules 
Officer and Counsel, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 
Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502-1820.

    Dated: December 24, 2012.
Benjamin J. Robinson,
Rules Committee Deputy and Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-31449 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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