Sega Gamers Denied Cert. Alleging Misleading 'Aliens' Demo

By Daniel Siegal (May 12, 2015, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify a nationwide class of 130,000 purchasers of Sega of America Inc.'s "Aliens: Colonial Marines" video game who were allegedly duped into buying the game, ruling there is no evidence the entire class saw misleadingly impressive demos.

In Tuesday's order denying named plaintiff John Locke's motion for class certification, U.S. District Judge James Donato rejected the idea of a class of all purchasers of the game, saying it is overbroad, and also rejected the idea proposed by Locke's counsel at a hearing on the motion that those class members that actually saw and...

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