Law Firm Looks Into Class-Action Lawsuit Over Social Game Scams

gavelAdvertising scams have led to lawsuits plenty of times before, and now social gaming may get its turn in court. The firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP is “investigating” a possible class-action lawsuit against Facebook, MySpace, and a range of social gaming, offer companies, and advertisers, according to a post on its web site. The firm has a track record in this area.

Here’s one victory, as quoted (its emphasis) from the firm’s web site:

KCR served as lead counsel successfully resolving a class action case on behalf of approximately 11 million AOL subscribers who were double-charged subscription fees through a misleading pop-up advertising scheme

Sounds somewhat familiar. The firm is apparently pretty interested in pushing things forward, as its web page suggests that readers “[r]ead more about this practice” on the Gawker article that broke the news about the lawsuit today.

Here’s the current list of companies that KCR is investigating:

  • Zynga
  • RockYou
  • Offerpal Media
  • Super Rewards
  • Tatto Media
  • Double Ding
  • Gambit
  • SendMe Mobile
  • Video Professor
  • Facebook
  • MySpace

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3 Responses to “Law Firm Looks Into Class-Action Lawsuit Over Social Game Scams”

  1. Everybody Else Is Too Loud » 19: Get Clicky, Social Gaming OfferPal, Odori Park Webcomic and Ft. Hood Sketchblog says:

    [...] Inside Social Games blog post on Scamming [...]

  2. EA acquires Playfish: Meant to be? « Muse Games News and 3D Games Blog says:

    [...] tactics to grow their user base, a practice which faces increasing opposition and even the threat of lawsuits. [...]

  3. supted1 says:

    I would of never looked at it like that. Reminds me of the GM suit years ago.

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