Video Game Association Files for Attorney Fee Reimbursement With Supreme Court

Jul 29, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Video game association seeks reimbursement from Supreme Court

The Entertainment Software Association recently announced it has filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court for a $1.1 million reimbursement in attorneys' fees from the state of California.

According to GamrFeed, last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ESA and overruled a 2005 California law regulating the distribution of video games containing violence to minors by declaring it unconstitutional.

“We look forward to moving forward and working together to raise awareness about the valuable tools and information available to parents,” said Michael Gallagher, CEO of the ESA. “From the start of this misguided legislation, then-Governor Schwarzenegger and specific California legislators knew that their efforts to censor and restrict expression were, as court after court ruled, unconstitutional and thus a waste of taxpayers’ money, government time, and state resources.”

Gallagher added the video game industry will take a cooperative approach in working with legislators to raise awareness about the video game rating system, Entertainment Rating Software Board, and will continue to promote information so families can make informed decisions on video game purchases.