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IGE founders settlement in doubt, Judge asks WTF

District Court Judge Manuel Real has ordered IGE's Debonneville and Pierce to a status conference at 10AM US Pacific time tomorrow morning (Friday, 25 April). As you may recall, Debonneville and Pierce were settling and had until 14 April to finalize that. Well, apparently it hasn't been settled...

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Robert Leatherwood is a loser, settles with Eros LLC

Texan teen, Robert Leatherwood, has settled the Second Life copyright violation lawsuit with Eros LLC, finally having admitted to also being Volkov Cattaneo - which he had previously repeatedly denied as Cattaneo, while simultaneously mocking the case against him and admitting wrongdoing and...

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Blizzard defeats Peons4Hire gold farmers in court

In news likely to have repercussions for similar cases, Blizzard has handily won their lawsuit against the gold farming outfit Peons4Hire (aka Game Dollar). The permanent injunction [pdf] they were awarded in the suit's settlement effectively means you'll never see a Peon spam message in your...

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IGE founders in legal battle

Well, it seems like everyone else has had a chance to say bad things about RMT company IGE. Well, now co-founder Alan Debonneville has plenty of bad things to say himself, in his lawsuit for "among other things, numerous breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract, and fraud" against IGE...

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Hernandez drops HK IGE - Florida Economic Crimes Office investigates

If you've been following Hernandez vs IGE, you'll probably be a bit surprised to find that the Plaintiff (Hernandez) has dropped Hong Kong Internet Gaming Entertainment Limited (IGE) from the Defendants. USA IGE US LLC (the other IGE) remains on the docket. The Plaintiff alleges that IGE is...

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Herndandez vs IGE - IGE withdraws motion to stay/dismiss

There has been a new development with the uncertified class action Herndandez vs IGE. The Plaintiff alleges that IGE is gold-farming, spawn-camping, devaluing gold, spamming chat, and generally screwing up the experience for everyone else. Defendant IGE filed a motion to stay/dismiss in favor of...

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Investors sue game operator for stopping gold-farming

No, I'm not making this up. In October Giant Interactive Group Inc took action against gold farmers in their MMO, Zheng Tu Online (reportedly the most popular online game in China in 2006, with 1.3 million active subscribers). Giant changed the game-mechanics to prejudice against gold farmers, just...

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Simon says: yes to settlement, this time

Rase Kenzo (aka Thomas Simon) has pulled a 180, and accepted a settlement offered by Frank Taney, the lawyer representing six well-known Second Life content creators. One of the conditions of the settlement is that everyone keeps quiet about the whole thing - however the terms of the settlement that...

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Default entered against Leatherwood

Eros LLC has won its case against Texan teenager, Robert Leatherwood (who may or may not be avatar Volkov Cattaneo - it actually no longer matters now if he is or isn't). Two weeks ago we reported that Leatherwood had failed to respond to the papers served to him in October, and that lawyer Frank...

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Class action versus IGE

Benjamin Duranske at Virtually Blind kicks off coverage of another virtual worlds lawsuit. In this case, it's a third-party beneficiary contract class action claim (Whew. Try saying that three times fast) against IGE and their alleged actions in World of Warcraft. The plaintiffs allege, basically,...

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