Microsoft and Activision rejected a Sony-backed class action order
United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Jacqueline Scott Corley, ha He denied the initial order about the Mass motion powered by Sony which is intended to preventMicrosoft’s acquisition of Activision on American soil.
As you probably remember, the same class-action lawsuit was also blocked in March by Judge Scott Corley, and for very similar reasons: where the Antitrust Committee can judge the potential dangers of a monopoly, a group of users initiates a class-action lawsuit. The damage caused must be proven of the process you want to stop.
This can be accurately read in the document issued by the District Court, which shows that the applicants failed to demonstrate How they will be personally harmedMoreover, irreparably, Activision Blizzard was slated to be acquired by Microsoft even before all the binding international bodies had expressed themselves.
The same document argues that there is nothing at this time that would indicate how Microsoft would stop playing Call of Duty episodes available on PlayStation after making the acquisition, let alone a good reason why it would do such a thing.
Interestingly, in light of this document and under US law, Microsoft could theoretically tell the FTC that it wants to finalize the Activision acquisition as early as next week, at which point The Antimonopoly Committee must abandon obstruction of the process or find a local court that issues an injunction against terminating the deal.
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