$27M Deal Struck In EA Football Game Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Electronic Arts Inc. agreed to pay $27 million to end an antitrust class action accusing the company of using exclusive licensing pacts to block competitors from the lucrative football video game market and keep game prices high, the plaintiffs told a California federal court Friday.

Named plaintiffs Geoffrey Pecover and Andrew Owens filed a motion that asked the court to preliminarily approve the settlement, appoint Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and The Paynter Law Firm PLLC as class counsel and schedule a final fairness hearing in...
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