Activision Dodges Fraud Claims In Axl Rose's 'Guitar Hero' Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 14, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday threw out fraud claims in Axl Rose's $20 million lawsuit accusing Activision Blizzard Inc. of tricking the Guns N' Roses frontman into authorizing use of a song in popular video game "Guitar Hero III," but voiced doubts about dismissing Rose's breach of contract claim.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles F. Palmer on Tuesday granted Activision's motion for summary adjudication on claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation, according to attorneys for the video game maker. But the judge questioned whether he...
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