Judge 'Skeptical' On Class Cert. In Sega Game False Ad Suit

By Beth Winegarner (November 12, 2014, 6:33 PM EST) -- A California federal judge said Wednesday that he is "very skeptical" about certifying a nationwide class of 130,000 customers who say they were duped into buying Sega of America Inc.'s "Aliens: Colonial Marines" video game by misleadingly impressive demos, saying the case has too many evidentiary gaps.

U.S. District Judge James Donato, who is presiding over the proposed class action, expressed doubt that lead plaintiff John Locke would be able to get a national class certified against Gearbox Software LLC, which designed the "Aliens" game for Sega. He said he had a variety of concerns based on Gearbox's opposition to the...

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