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THQ wins WWE legal battle

Most claims against publisher dismissed by Superior Court

THQ has won a small victory in its legal battle with the World Wrestling Entertainment, which claims that the publisher bribed an employee of its licensing agent.

The Superior Court has dismissed most of the WWE's claims against THQ, including the one bribery claim. The remaining claims concern agreements with Yuke's Co. Ltd., a developer and distributor in Japan.

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

Negotiations for the WWE name might be a bit harder next time around...