Virtual pet owners sue Google over lost virtual gold

Posted On May 9, 2012
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The owners of virtual pets in the online world “SuperPoke! Pets” have brought a class action against the game’s owner, Google, for eliminating the “gold” balances in their accounts when the game was closed.

The players spent virtual gold to buy virtual items for their virtual pets. The virtual gold was purchased with real money. Unspent virtual gold balances were lost when the game was closed.

In the Complaint filed in the Superior Court of California, the owners allege the game owner violated consumer protection laws by deceptively inducing players to purchase the “gold” while retaining the right to eliminate those purchases without notice or cause.

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