I got an email recently informing me I now have $180 in free gift card money from Amazon for buying ebooks. It was my “share” of a class action lawsuit by 33 attorneys general against Apple for price-fixing Amazon ebooks with five major publishers.
Not that I had anything to do with the suit. I’m happy with the result. I already bought a $10 book for free. But the big payoff the lawyers took home—$50 million—would have gone a lot farther. Oh, well, no surprise. I didn’t do the legal work and they did. A little disproportionate, considering I was probably out more than $180. But I did get to read the books.
And I still have $170 left to spend.