Apple inc. gets a lawsuit

A Seattle law firm is targeting Apple Inc. for an alleged e-book price-fixing lawsuit because of the company’s dominance in smartphone and tablet sales.

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle law firm, have filed a global class-action lawsuit indicting the conspiration of Apple with the five leading publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The publishers named in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, are HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster.