Scholastic Settles Potter Embargo Lawsuit
Posted on December 1, 2008
Scholastic has settled its lawsuit against Infinity Resources, Inc. and DeepDiscount.com over the discount retailer's failure to abide by the embargo date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Scholastic, Infinity Resources, Inc. and DeepDiscount.com have resolved a lawsuit filed by the children's publisher against Infinity last year. Scholastic sued Infinity which operates the DeepDiscount e-tail Web site, when copies of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in Rowling's series, were shipped to customers ahead of the book's embargoed July 21 release date.Infinity's failure to abide by the embargo infuriated Scholastic which wanted to make sure that all the fans got the book at the same time and that no one got it ahead of everyone else. No terms were disclosed, but we're betting that Infinity had to pay up for its transgression.
In a statement, Scholastic said that the suit had been "satisfactorily resolved" and that "Scholastic and Infinity are pleased to put those issues behind them."