‘Star Trek’ game maker wins arbitration bid for fraud

By Jeannie O’Sullivan (January 25, 2022, 7:00 PM EST) — Player of “Star Trek” interactive game to arbitrate fraud claims against entertainment company Scopely Inc. as record shows he accepted terms of service, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi granted Scopely’s motion to compel class action arbitration by Vernon Ackies, finding that the parties had a valid arbitration agreement and also agreed to delegate issues regarding the scope of the agreement to an arbitrator.

The ruling dismissed arguments by Ackies — whose lawsuit claimed Scopely tricked customers into buying shoddy game upgrades — that arbitration…

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