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  • Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction on Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition.
  • Microsoft can now close its deal before the July 18th deadline.
  • Microsoft and the UK Competition and Markets Authority have agreed to pause litigation to further negotiate.

After a week of testimony, Microsoft just got its biggest win of the year. Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has sided with the tech giant and is allowing Microsoft to close its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

According to Tom Warren of The Verge, Judge Corley has submitted her ruling today. The judge has reportedly denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for a preliminary injunction. In her decision, Judge Corley states: