When news breaks of a little-known, year-old litigation potentially upending one of the biggest video game acquisitions of all time...people take notice.
But for Microsoft, Bethesda and Zenimax, the question remains: It there anything actually there?
Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs never change...in Virtual Legality.
#Microsoft #Bethesda #Fallout
Discussed in this episode:
"Bethesda faces broad class-action lawsuit over Fallout 4 DLC as Microsoft takeover looms"
Venture Beat/Games Beat - February 23, 2021
"Bethesda faces lawsuit over Fallout 4 DLC"
Games Industry Biz - February 24, 2021
"Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise"
Eurogamer - September 9, 2015
"Does FALLOUT 4’s Season Pass Include Creation Club Content?"
Comics Verse - September 17, 2017
Fallout 4 PS4 Cover (Back)
"Software Product License Agreement"
Fallout 4 Xbox Cover (Back)
Zenimax Terms of Service
As of October 17, 2015
Fallout 4 PS4 Instruction Manual
"it's like mini DLCs"
Tweet - August 28, 2017 - Pete Hines
"Understanding Mergers: 'No, Microsoft isn't Renaming Zenimax as Vault' (VL413)"
YouTube Video - February 10, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Basics in M&A: Indemnification Provisions"
Arnold and Porter Website
DLA Piper Global Litigation Guide
US Prejudgment Attachments and Freezing Orders
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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