Universal Appeals Validity Of Redbox Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC has appealed a judge's order allowing antitrust claims to move forward in DVD kiosk operator Redbox Automated Retail LLC's suit alleging Universal orchestrated a vertical boycott to keep distributors from selling Universal DVDs for use in the low-cost rental units.

Universal filed notice of its appeal of Judge Robert B. Kugler's August 2008 order permitting the antitrust claims while tossing Redbox's claims for copyright misuse and business interference in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday...
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