Law Firm Looks Into Class-Action Lawsuit Over Social Game Scams

By Eric Eldon Comment

gavelAdvertising scams have led to lawsuits plenty of times before, and now social gaming may get its turn in court. The firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP is “investigating” a possible class-action lawsuit against Facebook, MySpace, and a range of social gaming, offer companies, and advertisers, according to a post on its web site. The firm has a track record in this area.

Here’s one victory, as quoted (its emphasis) from the firm’s web site:

KCR served as lead counsel successfully resolving a class action case on behalf of approximately 11 million AOL subscribers who were double-charged subscription fees through a misleading pop-up advertising scheme

Sounds somewhat familiar. The firm is apparently pretty interested in pushing things forward, as its web page suggests that readers “[r]ead more about this practice” on the Gawker article that broke the news about the lawsuit today.

Here’s the current list of companies that KCR is investigating:

  • Zynga
  • RockYou
  • Offerpal Media
  • Super Rewards
  • Tatto Media
  • Double Ding
  • Gambit
  • SendMe Mobile
  • Video Professor
  • Facebook
  • MySpace