Antitrust Claims Against Gaming Giant Valve Survive Examination

By Bryan Koenig (May 9, 2022, 8:23 p.m. EDT) — Game developer Wolfire has provided the “necessary context” to advance what it calls the most important half of a proposed antitrust class action lawsuit against the gaming giant. online game Valve, a Seattle federal judge said, awarding essential parts of the allegations to Valve’s 30% commission.

After previously dismissing Wolfire Games LLC’s entire complaint, this time around U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour only dismissed its claims accusing Valve of anticompetitively “tying” the store and the platform. – very popular Steam sound form.

Importantly, Judge Coughenour on Friday declined to dismiss claims in the Second Amended Consolidated Complaint Class Action, or SAC, alleging that Valve forces…

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