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Posts Tagged ‘Lawsuit’

US Copyright Office: No, the Carlton Is Not Copyrightable

Alfonso Ribeiro is best known for his character Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro came back into the public spotlight after launching lawsuits against Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive over copyright claims that he owns the famous dance popularized by the TV Show, informally known as The Carlton. The lawsuit alleges that both […]

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IPE (Minor) Update: Trion Worlds Lawsuit As Of January 30, 2019

I’ve been holding off on the Trion Worlds lawsuit coverage for the simple fact that not a whole lot has been happening over the past couple of months, at least nothing of major significance. Right now the case is getting to the end of discovery, this is the portion of the lawsuit where the parties […]

IPE: Former Gearbox Counsel Accuses Randy Pitchford of Possessing Underage Pornography (Updates)

(Editor’s Note: It should be noted that any accusations made in this lawsuit are alleged and no presumption of guilt for accusations against either party should be presumed, either implied or otherwise. MMO Fallout makes no conclusion of guilt or innocence on either party.) (Update Jan 11 6:40p.m.) Gearbox has released a statement to Kotaku […]

IPE Update: Brandon Lucas Files Motion to Dismiss Epic Lawsuit

Brandon Lucas has filed a motion to dismiss in North Carolina court this week. Lucas is currently being sued by Epic Games over causes of copyright infringement, breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, and unfair/deceptive trade & unfair competition in relation to alleged cheating and promotion of cheats in Fortnite. The Defendant Brandon Lucas […]

IPE: The Curious Case of Blazheiev v. Ubisoft

(Update 1/21/19: After being contact by Vitalii Blazheiev’s PR team, we’ve made a couple updates to note that the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco court, not Los Angeles as incorrectly noted and the claim that Attorney Weiner was fired and did not quit.) Most of you might not know the curious case of Blazheiev […]

Trion Worlds Tells Court: Company Disbanded, All Employees Terminated

(Update 10/31/18):¬†Files from a case management conference held on 10/26 have been published. It looks like the council will continue discussing a plan of action moving forward. A CMC has been scheduled for November 19, and we will post an updated piece should anything important be confirmed. The new document has been uploaded to the […]

Epic Games Wins Default Judgement As Defendant Fails to Respond

It’s been a while since MMO Fallout followed up on Epic Games v. C.R., the lawsuit where Epic brought complaint against a defendant who turned out to be a minor. C.R. was being accused of continuing to cheat in Fortnite, and promote said cheats through Youtube videos/streaming, in spite of over a dozen account bans […]

IPE Update: Trion Worlds Overruled, Receives Warning Over Procedural Violations

Who would have thought we’d be talking about Trion Worlds using incorrect font sizes? It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for an update on the case of Van Fleet v Trion Worlds, an active lawsuit in San Mateo County Court that seeks class action status regarding two major offenses: That Trion Worlds misled customers […]

IPE Update: Court Issues Ruling On Star Citizen Motion To Dismiss

Here at MMO Fallout we try to avoid saturating our coverage of lawsuits for two reasons: The first being that unless the court is making a judgement or one of the parties introduces some profound claim or evidence, the court filings in between are about as interesting and productive as this. Thankfully we’re finally getting […]

IPE Update: Class Action Lawsuit v. Trion Worlds Responds To Amended Complaint

It’s been quite a while since we last checked in on the ArcheAge class action lawsuit, so I figured we’d go ahead and see if anything has changed over the past few months. First, a recap for those keeping score. Back in what feels like the far flung past of September 2015, two individuals by […]

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