September 6th, 2017
July 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action was filed against GameStop (and later transferred to federal court in December) for allegedly misleading customers about the content and functionality of used video games, including Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, NBA Live
January 9th, 2014
In January 2014, a federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging that ZeniMax Media Inc. and Bethesda Softworks LLC misleadingly market the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion video game. (The joint dismissal suggests the parties may have settled the case, but no settlement documents are publicly available at this time.)
February 25th, 2019
In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment for allegedly deceptively marketing games, including the popular video game Fortnite. According to the complaint, the company markets that the games can be downloaded for free or at a small cost when, according to plaintiffs, the games are “highly addictive” and designed to
December 14th, 2018
It’s the classic battle between good and evil, light and dark, Wi-Fi hotspot and dead zone.
October 30th, 2018
In September 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Activision regarding the marketing of Guitar Hero Live music video games. According to the plaintiffs, the company represented that players would be able to play the game online and access Guitar Hero TV (an online mode of the game that offers hundreds of playable
November 28th, 2017
Not everyone got the deal they were hoping for.
November 1st, 2017
“Free” games promotion carried a price: $50.
October 31st, 2017
MADISON, CONN. Oct. 31, 2017 –Last November Warner Bros. entered into a final consent order with the FTC to settle charges related to a 2014 influencer marketing campaign for its Lord of the Rings-inspired “Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor” video game. As part of the settlement, the company was barred from misrepresenting sponsored content as the objective, independent
October 30th, 2017
TINA.org alerts FTC to Warner Bros.’s violation of a consent order regarding influencer posts.
October 27th, 2017
June 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2014: A federal judge denied certification of a narrower class concluding that the commonality requirement was not met because the named plaintiff’s proposed questions were not central to and did not resolve the question of Plimus’s liability, and
October 4th, 2016
The sky is not the limit for this overhyped game, consumers complain.
September 15th, 2016
These fun videos are missing one major component: clear disclosure that they are ads.
July 25th, 2016
It sounds like a sale but is it?
March 7th, 2016
It’s getting harder to distinguish advertisements from objective content.
December 30th, 2015
Spotting ads should not be that hard.
October 26th, 2015
What makes a fest? Let’s start with more than three bands.
September 3rd, 2015
Look for disclosures when reading or watching reviews online. The pitch could be a paid endorsement.
March 24th, 2015
Live long and you might (emphasis on might) prosper from this gaming site’s deposit bonus.
January 10th, 2014
Do you want to get rich right now? Well the Internet has some helpful suggestions.
January 27th, 2012
Products that pop up in movies and television shows are often there for specific advertising reasons.