In re Grand Theft Auto Video Game Consumer Litigation

Case # 06-md-01739
Case Name In re Grand Theft Auto Video Game Consumer Litigation
Jurisdiction US District Court for S.D. NY
Summary

The video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas contained explicit sexual content that was not disclosed to purchasers and to the video game ratings board. Consumers purchased these games without any reasonable ability to know about these pornographic contents.

Final Approval Date N/A
Result
  1. The Court decertified the Class on the grounds that "common issues do not predominate over individualized issues" (see Order Decertifying, page 11). Disparate state consumer laws were too dissimilar to form a cohesive class.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Consolidated Amended Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Order Decertifying Class.pdf
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Objection of Theodore H. Frank

Objectors Theodore H. Frank
Signers Lawrence W. Schonbrun
Attorneys Lawrence W. Schonbrun
David Stein
Theodore H. Frank
Summary
  1. Class members are required to object to Fee Request before the filing deadline.
  2. Not all class members are properly benefits-eligible.
  3. Separating attorneys' fees from class recovery is improper.
  4. Attorneys' fees should be linked to actual recovery by the class.
  5. Objectors are improperly required to disclose their address and telephone number.
  6. Class counsel has not filed an expert report determining that actual harm was caused.
  7. Cy pres awards are improper, since many class members receive no recovery.
  8. Attorneys' fee sharing structure has not been made available.
  9. Class representative awards are improper.

NOTE: Both of Ted Frank's attorneys withdrew, citing Frank's desire to pursue the litigation on his own.

Attachments Objection of Theodore Frank.pdf
Stein Appearance for Objector Frank.pdf
Withdrawal of Attorneys for Objector Frank.pdf
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