Electronic Arts Inc.
July 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) for allegedly misleading consumers about their ability to use EA’s software, including the popular FIFA Soccer 2011, to play games with others via the Internet (i.e., “online play”). Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that EA marketed its software as available for “online play” for an indefinite period of time or, at a minimum, a reasonable time from its release date, but that the company “retired” the products early and thus they are no longer available for online play. (Bassett et al. v. Electronic Arts Inc., Case No. 13-cv-04208, E.D.N.Y.)
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.