Warner Home Video and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have struck the latest blow in the seemingly eternal battle between Redbox and the Hollywood Three. Both studios recently filed motions to dismiss Redbox’s lawsuits against them in a U.S. court.
According to Video Business, Warner and Fox are saying that “the world’s largest movie-rental kiosk operator has failed to show any antitrust violations by the studios or any illegal agreements between the studios and retailers such as Walmart or Best Buy.”
Documents filed by Fox with the U.S. district court of Delaware stated the following:
“[Redbox] does not allege harm to inter-brand competition, does not allege market-wide injury to competition and does not allege a plausible antitrust market,”
As we head into the new year, this four-month-old legal scuffle is as bitter and acrimonious as it’s ever been, with neither side looking like it wants to give any ground. How will it end, Insiders? Which side has a better case?
[via Video Business]