Call of Duty Lawsuit Dismissed Due to Lawyer Not Playing Infinite Warfare

A Call of Duty lawsuit has been dismissed after it was determined that a lawyer in the case had not actually played the game. Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises out there, making billions of dollars every year. As with any successful franchise, there is usually a group of people who want a piece of the pie, whether they are actually entitled to it or not. Recently, wrestler Booker T lost a lawsuit against Activision alleging that Black Ops character David “Prophet” Wilkes was modeled after GI Bro, a character created by Booker T.

One of the most recent lawsuits was filed by Brooks Entertainment, Inc. in November 2021. The company specializes in film and TV production in addition to other forms of media such as two games known as Save one couch and Stock selector. Brooks Entertainment claimed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare bore many similarities to Brooks Entertainment’s aforementioned projects, such as a mall set and even named the game’s protagonist, Sean Brooks, and was based on the company’s CEO. Most of this is either untrue or exaggerated, as Brooks isn’t the main character and the mall decor is set in the distant future without Brooks. Activision sent a letter to Brooks Entertainment’s counsel requesting that the lawsuit be dropped, stating that their complaint “contains serious factual misrepresentations and errors and that the allegations set forth therein are frivolous both factually and legally.” After Activision filed for sanctions in March, the Southern California court dismissed the case with prejudice in July, noting that plaintiff’s counsel could have verified these facts by playing even for an hour. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” is a first-person shooter game, not first- and third-person as claimed, and Sean Brooks is not performing a scripted fight scene in a high fashion couture mall,” the court said in a ruling in favor of Activision. can easily verify these facts before making the factually unfounded complaint, just as the court could easily verify them within the first hour and a half of playing the game.”

Plaintiff’s counsel has been ordered to pay Activision for the time and money it spent on the case. It’s a rather odd affair and one that seems to have been an easy win. As it stands, Brooks Entertainment cannot reapply to that court. Activision’s next entry in the FPS franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare IIwill be published on October 28, 2022.

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[H/T Kotaku]

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