price fixing lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee is joining a major lawsuit filed against Apple Inc. and several major book publishers.

The Justice Department and several states allege that Apple and the publishers conspired to raise the price of electronic books that prosecutors say cost consumers millions of dollars.

The government has already settled with three of the publishers, but will proceed with its lawsuit against Apple and Holtzbrinck Publishers, doing business as Macmillan, and The Penguin Publishing Co. Ltd., doing business as Penguin Group.