Video Gamers Win Class Cert. In EA Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 5:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has certified a class of millions of video gamers who bought Electronic Arts Inc.’s "Madden NFL" and other football games, in a suit claiming the video game maker's exclusive licensing deals with sports leagues have killed off competition.

The class includes those who bought the software — which includes the titles "NCAA Football" and "Arena Football League" — in 2005 and later, but it excludes purchasers of games for mobile devices, Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for...
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