Plaintiffs In Discrimination Case Seek New Counsel As Riot Accused Of Collusion
The gender discrimination lawsuit against Riot -- which seemed to be wrapped up late last year before various government agencies suggested that a $10 million settlement "grossly undercompensated" victims -- took a surprising turn last week.
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) have suggested that the plaintiffs' legal representation, Rosen & Saba, colluded with Riot Games to produce the relatively low figure. As such, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the plaintiffs have found new counsel to continue their legal battle: women's rights attorney Genie Harrison, who pursued cases against the Weinstein Company.
Along with employment lawyer Joseph Lovretovich, Harrison has tabbed a team of "well-qualified statisticians" to analyze pay data and "recover the compensation due to the women of Riot Games and achieve institutional reform, in order to level the playing field for women."
Riot Games has responded to the collusion claims by stating that the original $10 million proposal "was fair and adequate under the circumstances" and that it will "defend ourselves against false narratives and unfair claims that do nothing to remedy any hardships of actual class members."
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Blade & Soul Producer's Letter Offers Info On Unreal 4 Update And Events Through June
Blade & Soul fans have a bit to look forward to in the coming months if the latest Producer's Letter is anything to go by.By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 years ago
You May Enjoy
Hearthstone Patch 26.4 Is Live Today, Featuring The Audiopocalypse Mini-Set With New Cards
Players can also look forward to the Epic Duels of Rock Legends special event and a new Tavern Brawl coming soon.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 week ago
That's A Lot Of Teeth...Crytek Reveals New Boss And Event For Hunt: Showdown
Watch out for gators.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Get Ready, Tarisland’s Closed Beta Kicks Off In A Few Weeks
Well, that didn’t take long.By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Bloodhunt Releases Final Patch Notes Before Game Goes Into Maintenance Mode
One final update before the game basically sunsets.By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
Compete In Albion Online’s Crystal League Championship And Win A Robo-Sabertooth Mount Skin
Ever wanted a robo-sabertooth skin for your mount?By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Dungeon Fighter Online Season 7 Act 6 Adds Six New Increasingly Difficult Realms
Explore the Archemage’s Hall of Dimensions.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Riot created this.
This is exactly whats happening here, there is never enough money for any greedy person, and to top it off, the winners will be the lawyers and courts fees, not the justice for equality and or collusion's.
Stop the greed and move on.