Gaming Co. Valve Says Antitrust Claims Belong To Arbitration

Law360 (June 25, 2021, 8:41 p.m. EDT) – The company behind the online gaming platform Steam wants to impose arbitration on gamers accusing it of illegally monopolizing desktop PC gaming platforms to force users to pay a 30% commission and she wants a game publisher is also suing the company put on ice until the conclusion of this arbitration.

Valve Corp. relies on its Steam subscription agreement that every player signs, namely the provision requiring that “all disputes and claims” be submitted to arbitration, a provision the company has declared to a state federal judge of Washington had been confirmed in a separate case last year. by the Ninth Circuit.

Seven of the eight complainants …

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