Judge Hints 'End Of Road' For Parents' Google Loot Box Suit

By Lauren Berg (October 19, 2021, 10:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Tuesday said it "might be the end of the road" for parents' proposed class action claiming Google illegally entices kids to gamble by hosting games in its Play store that sell loot boxes, saying she doesn't see how Google is involved with the virtual treasure chests.

During a hearing for Google's motion to toss the suit for good, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said she doesn't see how Google has any involvement in the loot boxes beyond selling customers the virtual tokens used to make the in-app purchases, noting that the tokens can be used to...

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