Antitrust Claims Stand In Madden NFL Games Suit

Law360, New York (June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has refused to throw out federal antitrust claims against video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. in a proposed consumer class action alleging that the company's exclusive licenses with various football leagues have “killed off” competition for its Madden NFL series of football games.

Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday denied EA's motion to toss the antitrust claims, ruling that at this point in the litigation, the plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged violations of the Sherman...
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