Federal Court Rules Redbox Can Pursue Antitrust Suit Against Universal

Redbox here, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bellevue, Wash.-based Coinstar, won a partial victory in an antitrust lawsuit filed against Universal Studios Home Entertainment late last year.

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Redbox here, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bellevue, Wash.-based Coinstar, won a partial victory in an antitrust lawsuit filed against Universal Studios Home Entertainment late last year.

The suit was initiated when Universal, in an effort to increase its revenue stream, instituted a 45-day period after new DVD titles became available to the public before they could be rented or sold through $1-per-night Redbox kiosks.

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