THQ says WWE claims dismissed

Connecticut Superior Court dismisses most of WWE's claims against video games publisher.
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Video games company THQ has said that the Connecticut Superior Court has dismissed most of the World Wrestling Entertainment's claims against the firm and against THQ/Jakks Pacific.

In particular, the court dismissed all claims brought by WWE against the two firms which arose out of WWE's allegations that the video games licence between WWE and THQ/Jakks Pacific was void, or voidable, based upon Jakks' alleged bribery of WWE's licensing agent Stanley Shenker and employee James Bell.

The remaining claims, which were not the subject of the motions before the court, pertain to previously disclosed allegations relating to certain agreements with Yuke's, a developer and distributor in Japan.

"The Connecticut Superior Court's decision marks a significant milestone in resolving the WWE litigation," said James Kennedy, executive VP of business and legal affairs at THQ. "We believe the remaining claims are without merit and we intend to defend ourselves vigorously."

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