Ruling in a matter of first impression, New York’s high court dismissed suits filed by Lindsay Lohan and the daughter of ex-mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano against the makers of “Grand Theft Auto V,” disagreeing with their claims that characters in the game were intended to be their look-alikes.

But an attorney for one of the plaintiff’s said the New York Court of Appeals’ ruling, brought under a section of New York’s Civil Rights law pertaining to the “right to publicity,” is a partial victory since the panel found the state’s privacy laws can be applied digital avatars of people.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]