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Apple Says It’s Shielded From Video Game Loot Box Suit

Aug. 25, 2020, 3:07 PM

Apple Inc. shouldn’t have to face a lawsuit over loot boxes in a video game downloaded from its App Store because it didn’t create the game or its challenged features, it told a California federal court.

The company is protected by the Communications Decency Act, and loot boxes don’t constitute unlawful gambling under California law, Apple said in a filing Monday to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Rebecca Taylor alleges her minor son, C.T., has been induced to spend his parents’ money and his own to buy the “Brawl Stars” game equivalent of loot boxes ...

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