The Associated Press is reporting that a 85-year old woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Take-Two and Rockstar over the GTA San Andreas Hot Coffee scandal. The action was filed in the Southern District of New York earlier today and seeks to establish class-action status for purchasers of the game. The plaintiff, Florence Cohen, states that bought GTA:SA for her teenage grandson late in 2004 when it was rated "M". Now that Hot Coffee has been revealed, Ms. Cohen is claiming unfair business practices, consumer deception and false advertising.
The AP reports that Take-Two had no comment.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Class-action lawsuits often translate to a little bit of money for individual plaintiffs (what's the loss here, $49.99?), but big bucks for the attorneys representing the entire class of plaintiffs. In San Andreas' case the potential pool of plaintiffs could number in the millions.
UPDATE: One of our GP faithful has weighed in with the news that the attorney is Laurence D. Paskowitz. That been confirmed and Paskowitz has an apparently thriving class-action practice.
LATEST UPDATE: The New York Daily News is reporting a couple of new bits of information. The plaintiff, Ms. Cohen, is from the Bronx. And what she wants is a refund of her fifty bucks.