Chuck E. Cheese's Seeks To Nix Illegal Games Suit

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Chuck E. Cheese's urged a California federal court earlier this month to toss a mother's putative class action alleging the pizza chain's popular games of chance are actually illegal and addictive gambling devices.

CEC Entertainment Inc., the chain's parent company, argued in a motion filed May 6 that plaintiff Denise Keller's suit lacked merit because the California legislature never intended to criminalize the operation of arcade games for children. Even if these games qualified as illegal gambling devices, CEC said, Keller was an “admitted participant” in...
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