GTA Class Action Settlement


Welcome to the Information Web Site for the
Grand Theft Auto Class Action Settlement
(Last updated on December 13, 2007 )

This website was established to provide information about the Settlement of a class action lawsuit involving Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas First Edition.

A proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit will provide a replacement disc and/or cash to consumers who purchased a valid copy of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game.

What is this lawsuit about?

Plaintiffs claim that copies of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas First Edition manufactured before July 20, 2005 contained parts that could be modified and combined to display scenes of a sexual nature that have come to be referred to as the “Hot Coffee” content. According to Plaintiffs, the game should have been rated as “AO” (Adults Only) because of the Hot Coffee content. Plaintiffs claim that, by including the Hot Coffee content on the discs and marketing the game under an “M” (Mature) rating, Defendants violated consumer fraud statutes and misled consumers as to the game disc’s content.

Defendants do not dispute that the parts that were modified and combined to display the Hot Coffee content were present in the code of the game discs. However, Defendants vigorously deny each and every allegation of improper conduct, and they deny all liability.

The notice and other settlement documents provide information about the lawsuit, the settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them. To download a notice package, please click here.

If you are eligible, the following is what you may obtain under the settlement:

If you have and submit: What you may get:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas First Edition Disc Replacement Disc
Detailed Store Receipt Cash payment up to $35.00
General Credit Card Statement or Check Cash payment up to $17.50
Disc/Purchase Details Cash payment up to $10.00
No Disc/Purchase Details Cash payment up to $5.00

Note that the different relief requires different levels of proof. All cash benefits may be pro-rated to a lesser amount, depending on the total number of people who claim benefits. Details are set out fully in the notice package. Click here for the package.

You may obtain further information about this Settlement by clicking on the appropriate link(s) at this website. For more detailed information, please click on the Notice Package.

You will be able to submit a claim for benefits on this website. The online claim process is currently under construction, but will be available no later than December 30, 2007. Please check back again shortly. Please click here if you wish to receive an email notifying you that the online claim process is available.

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