Microsoft Fails To Toss Antitrust Suit Over Xbox Parts

Law360, New York (April 26, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has knocked off one claim in an antitrust suit over its attempt to shut out competitors from the market for Xbox 360 accessories, though most of the case against the computer giant has survived.

Datel Holdings Ltd. adequately pled a claim that Microsoft violated the Sherman Act when it released a software update for the video game console that made Datel's aftermarket memory cards useless, Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Friday.

Microsoft claimed...
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