Activision Sued Over Extra Charges For Data Protection

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 2:24 PM EST) -- A pair of disgruntled consumers lodged a putative class action on behalf of 10 million gamers against Activision Blizzard Inc. in California federal court Monday, accusing the video game maker of deceiving customers and breaching contracts by failing to provide minimal data security protection without the purchase of additional products.

Named plaintiffs Benjamin Bell and Christopher Spellman are claiming that Activision and its subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment Inc., which produce the popular World of Warcraft and StarCraft series, are violating multiple consumer protection statutes by falsely assuring...
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