Scholastic Settles Potter Embargo Lawsuit

Posted on December 1, 2008

Scholastic has settled its lawsuit against Infinity Resources, Inc. and over the discount retailer's failure to abide by the embargo date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Scholastic, Infinity Resources, Inc. and 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.

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."

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.

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