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Valve brings consumers, not game developers, to arbitration

By J. Edward Moreno (October 26, 2021, 7:12 p.m. EDT) – Consumers pursuing antitrust claims against online gaming giant Valve must submit to the arbitration they agreed to when they started play, a Washington state federal judge ordered on Monday, but the judge allowed game developer Wolfire’s claims to continue in court.

In a five-page order, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour partially granted Valve Corp’s request to arbitrate claims in a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the company, which owns the platform. form of Steam online games, to illegally monopolize desktop PC gaming platforms to force users to pay a 30% commission.

In June, Valve argued that seven of the eight plaintiffs were suing …

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