California has had to pay ESA $280k in legal fees after the state lost a court case that would have criminalised the sale of 18-rated games in the region.
This isn't the first time the ESA has be awarded legal costs in the same situation. In fact, according to Gamespot, "Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota have all been ordered to reimburse the group's legal fees in recent years, with the Land of Lincoln being hit for $500,000."
It's almost as though trying to legislate against the gaming industry with frivolous, unnecessary law suits is a complete waste of time and money.
By Mike Bowden