EA Gets Nod For $27M Deal In Football Game Antitrust Row

Law360, Los Angeles (May 31, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted final approval to a $27 million Electronic Arts Inc. settlement, officially ending an antitrust class action accusing the company of using exclusive licensing pacts to block competitors from a lucrative football video game market and keep prices high.

In July, named plaintiffs Geoffrey Pecover and Andrew Owens filed a motion that asked the court to approve the settlement and appoint Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and The Paynter Law Firm PLLC as class counsel. On Feb. 7, the parties...
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