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Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
The woes for Activision Blizzard continue as the company's own employees have filed an NLRB lawsuit of their own against the company In case you haven't been keeping up with the story, it all started when the state of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing decided to file a lawsuit against the company for[...]
Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Black Widow's Hybrid Release
The Black Widow lawsuit continues to unfold both publicly as Disney, and Scarlett Johansson's team continue to take swipes at each other in the legal sense Last month, Johansson filed a suit for breach of contract and lost revenue, saying that it was in her contract that Black Widow would have a theatrical-only release, and because[...]
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Three big names at Activision Blizzard have been let go today in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations and pending state lawsuit In a story that was first reported by Kotaku and later confirmed by IGN, Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft have all been let go by the company today An unnamed[...]
Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
Bloomberg broke the news tonight after the state (specifically the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing) officially filed a lawsuit citing "frat boy" culture The lawsuit states that women in their workplace (which apparently only makes up 20% of the current staff there) have been subjected to constant sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation[...]
Texan Comic Store Files Lawsuit In Comic Book Form
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore of Houston, Texas has filed a lawsuit in the form of a comic book, against neighbouring Crowne Plaza River Oaks hotel and its owner, Pacifica Companies, alleging that guests have repeatedly launched projectiles at the comic shop, causing roof damage, which lead to destroyed inventory when the rains came Third Planet[...]
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The lawsuit contends the nonpayment triggered a requirement for immediate payment of the balance of the lease The landlords seek more than $7.5 million in damages The association also sued other tenants suing Fitness International, Taco Bell, and Discovery Clothing Company. The official logo for the theater chain AMC Theaters. AMC Theatres Sued for Breach of Contract Despite[...]
"Mario Kart Tour"
In the original lawsuit, the court awarded Nintendo 10 million yen ($92,000) Following Mari Mobility's unsuccessful appeal, the court increased the amount to 50 million yen ($458,000). In the official statement, Nintendo said it would continue to take steps against violation of the intellectual property and brands it has worked hard to establish over many years. While[...]
Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement
A recent Riot Games lawsuit settlement is now public, in what is one of the largest settlement cases in the state of California for gender discrimination The settlement was actually reached back in August, after the lawsuit was originally filed back in November 2018 The Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday that the company will[...]
Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement
The lawsuit stems from a trademark infringement claim, with RG saying RS stole the "riot" part of the name The Chicago-based esports team was founded earlier this year, setting up teams that have competed in a handful of events for CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends Polygon managed to get a copy[...]
Epic Games Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over "Fortnite" Accounts
Epic Games has a new court date on their hands as a class-action lawsuit has been filed against them over hacked Fortnite accounts The entire ordeal started back in January 2019, when a bug inside the game exposed account information to millions of players This included personal information like billing info and contact forms The[...]
A Class Action Lawsuit Investigation Is Happening For Nintendo's "Joy-Con Effect"
And it's become such a problem, a law firm has launched an investigation into the matter to see if it warrants a lawsuit against Nintendo. credit//Nintendo Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith have posted this entry on their website, basically saying that they want to hear from you if you're experiencing this in your own Nintendo Switch[...]
CBS Being Sued for Whistling Happy Tune Without Permission
Put it on the list right next to "Happy Birthday". //Credit: CBS In a recent court filing, the incredibly well known theme song has become the focal point of a lawsuit between CBS and the heirs of Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer, who wrote the tune in the 1950's, and filed for a copyright for it in[...]
Riot Games Employees Planning to Petition Board of Directors
Riot's current stance on forced arbitration means that current employees cannot take legal action against the company while still employed by the company, effectively silencing several of the women who came forward in Kotaku's investigation on Riot's sexist work culture. After many Riot employees walked out in protest of the arbitration clause, Riot Games refused to[...]