Sony's Gender Discrimination Lawsuit | Reckoning or Wreck? (VL586)

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Activision Blizzard is not the only company in the video game industry facing scrutiny for its treatment of women. But unlike individuals, not all lawsuits are created equal, as we'll find we look at the proposed class action lawsuit recently brought against Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).

It may be actionable, but it's not Activision...in Virtual Legality.

#Lawsuit #Sony #Discrimination

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CHAPTERS

00:00 Introduction
02:49 Sony Sued
05:35 The Complaint (Overview)
06:43 Why Not the DFEH?
13:04 Alleging Systematic Discrimination
21:33 The Facts Presented
39:09 A Host of Legal Claims
44:04 Conclusion

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Discussed in this episode:

"Activision Under Fire: A Legal View"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ

"Lawsuit against PlayStation alleges gender discrimination"
Axios - November 23, 2021
https://www.axios.com/playstation-lawsuit-alleges-gender-discrimination-6d3b5ef7-b34c-4e45-94e5-f6424983e8a7.html

Majo v SIE
Filed November 22, 2021
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21116609/majosony.pdf

California Code Section 12965
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=12965.&lawCode=GOV

DFEH (California) vs Activision Blizzard et al
Filed July 20, 2021
https://aboutblaw.com/YJw

FRCP Rule 11
https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_11

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