Bethesda Class Action Lawsuit
A class-action lawsuit against Bethesda is a looming threat to the game industry. It alleges that the company committed fraud by selling plastic bags and other materials. Nevertheless, the gaming company is denying the claims and pursuing a settlement. The lawsuit is a potential win for consumers. In addition to this, it could help to get the attention of the government. Moreover, the lawsuit could also benefit the games industry as the lawsuit can help to increase the market share for video games.
The law firm is pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Bethesda on behalf of the customers who bought the game.
The lawsuit is filed against Zenimax, a subsidiary of Microsoft, for false advertising. The limited-edition duffel bag that came with Fallout 76 Power Armor edition is made of nylon, despite the advertisement claiming otherwise. Nonetheless, the duffel bag is not playable. This is the main reason why the class action lawsuit is being launched.
The Bethesda lawsuit is not yet certified as a class action. However, the lawsuit’s filing date is set to expire on June 30, 2019, after which the court must decide whether to certify it as a class action. In the meantime, Bethesda may avoid liability by selling off its assets to another company, such as Microsoft. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda. The lawsuit X-Law Group intends to ask the court to prevent the sale between Microsoft and Zenimax. This is known as a motion for a preliminary injunction.
The lawsuit filed by X-Law Group focuses on the Fallout 4 DLC Season Pass and seeks over $1 billion in damages.
In addition, the lawsuit focuses on the sale of the game’s limited-edition duffel bag. It claims that the limited-edition duffel bag was not canvas but was made from nylon. Moreover, the duffel bag was not listed as an exclusive item.
As of yet, the case has not been certified as a class action. Bethesda can avoid its liability by selling its assets to another company. The X-Law Group has already filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. The alleged defendants are Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media. The X-Law Group has also filed a lawsuit against the games.
The X-Law Group filed a lawsuit against Bethesda in July 2019.
The lawsuit focuses on the company’s lack of transparency. Unlike other types of lawsuits, Bethesda did not disclose the terms and conditions of the sale. The company’s sales practices were misleading. Hence, it failed to disclose these details to consumers. It made the purchase of the game a bit more complicated.
A class-action lawsuit against Bethesda has been filed in Washington, D.C. on behalf of consumers who are unhappy with the price of the Fallout 4 DLC Season Pass. The plaintiffs sought $1 billion in damages in the suit. The X-Law Group’s documents are believed to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda if the game company doesn’t pay damages.
A class-action lawsuit against Bethesda may have the potential to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Zenimax.
The X-Law Group has successfully obtained the right to represent consumers in such cases. The case has a high likelihood of success if it is not successful. This case could delay Microsoft’s acquisition of the game company. The X-Law Group’s attorneys will attempt to prevent the sale of the company.
The class-action lawsuit against Bethesda is unlikely to succeed in the short term. It could be a distraction from the company’s business. Currently, it has no impact on Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda. The company needs to focus on the long-term health of its brand. Similarly, Bethesda’s lawsuit against Microsoft is not related to the lawsuit.
In June 2017, Bethesda announced the Creation Club. This subscription-based service offers all-new content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. The subscription is free to download and plays like any other game, but the company’s policies are incompatible with player expectations. By offering this additional content to existing players, it snubbed the developers. In return, Bethesda must pay for the cost of a season pass.