Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit Settlement: You Get $35, Lawyers Get "One Million Dollars"

Gaming Steve writes, "Just in case you forgot in 2007 Rockstar Games proposed a settlement for a class action lawsuit concerning the infamous Hot Coffee modification. As a result any US citizen who was officially 'offended and upset" by the ability to unlock this hidden content can now claim up to $35 in compensation."

As Steve further investigated this class action lawsuit it turns out that the lawyers' representing this suit are standing to get "the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000)" for their time and trouble.

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spec_ops_comm3829d ago

I don't understand how class action lawsuits are legal:
1. If you don't choose to settle with the class action lawsuit, you will never be able to sue the defendant for the same reason again.
2. You don't have a say over lawyer's fees.
3. You have no guarantee of getting paid (I know someone who has been waiting over 2 years for a settlement cheque in a class action suit. The lawyers are no longer returning calls to any of the defendants)
4. The lawyers always make substantially more than those who have been wronged.

#4 is probably the most disturbing part. Class action lawsuits are just schemes devised by rich lawyers to make themselves even richer.

rogimusprime3829d ago

there's nothing PIMP about BS frivolous lawsuits that only make games worse for us and put money in the pockets of idiot lawyers.

Don't fool yourself.

Jdash243829d ago

i think i was officially "offended and upset" :)

Snukadaman3829d ago

one of them is that you need your original receipt....which ruins ANYONES chances at getting their 35$...i would be surprised if more then a thousand people even get their money...I still own the original copy.

xplosneer3829d ago

It's Spongebob: "Come get your free money here!"

gamesR4fun3829d ago

anyone have an extra coy of a gtaSA receipt they want to part with?
and is that 35 per person or copy:)

n4gTurnsU_WickedGay3829d ago

lets say the defendants in a class action law suit win a million dollars, if there are only 1000 defendants each person gets 100grand minus the lawyers fees.

so in this case, if you jumped in to the lawsuit the pay would drop below $35. although the lawyers would still make their's a con.

Le-mo3829d ago

Damn I should b a lawyer haha. One million bones for arguing. And yes I'm officially "offended". How do I get my $35??

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