Quantcast
Square Enix sued for 'deceiving' customers - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Square Enix sued for 'deceiving' customers


4:20 PM on 06.24.2009
Square Enix sued for 'deceiving' customers photo



Square Enix is facing a federal class action claiming that 100,000 customers have been deceived by the publisher over fees related to subscription-based MMO Final Fantasy XI. It's been alleged that Square Enix lied about or purposefully concealed information on its monthly fees, penalties for late payments, interest, restrictions and a number of other items that were not disclosed in full to the consumers.

Plaintiff Esther Leong of San Francisco expects Squeenix to cough up over $5million for "unfair business practices, false advertising and unjust enrichment." The suit is being represented by Ronald Makarem and Michael Kim.

I personally like the idea that these people are complaining about not knowing all the facts as if that would have stopped them subscribing anyway. I'm fairly certain anybody complaining about being "lied to" would still have signed their lives away if they were told that the game could give them cancer. Works for the cigarette companies.





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

MMO

9:00 AM on 08.19.2014
Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.35 allows you to change your Chocobo's color, adds more content

Patch 2.35 has hit Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and in addition to adding some new content and questlines, it also tweaks a few things. Some of the major changes include the addition of Ixali beast tribe quests, al...more



3:00 AM on 08.19.2014
Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny

Destiny's about to come out soon, and then we can put all of these trailers behind us. But for now, let us check out this new gameplay trailer detailing the planet Venus. I think I vastly prefer the prior trailer from only a...more



5:00 PM on 08.15.2014
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out

I stopped tallying at ten counts of the word "iteration" in the early goings of the SOE Live 2014 presentation for SOE's upcoming (PC, PS4) survival zombie sim H1Z1. Okay. I get it. That's why the game wasn't so hot when it w...more



View all MMO






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more