[quote:1rytdbrb]Florida Attorney General’s Office of Economic Crimes Issues Investigative Subpoena to IGE U.S., a.k.a. Affinity Media
By Scott | December 19, 2007
Today we learned that the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Economic Crimes issued an investigative subpoena for records to IGE U.S., a.k.a. Affinity Media. The subpoena was issued pursuant to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act in the course of an official investigation. The subpoena states that the purpose and scope of the investigation extends to possible unfair and deceptive trade practices which involve the advertising and marketing practices of I.G.E. U.S.
The subpoena seeks records relating to the distribution, marketing, pricing and sale of World of Warcraft gold. The subpoena also seeks documents relating to the organization and structure of IGE U.S., Affinity Media, and IGE Ltd. The subpoena seeks financial and sales information, the identity of specific World of Warcraft accounts owned or controlled by IGE, the identity of World of Warcraft accounts that IGE has power leveled, and the IP addresses IGE used to log into World of Warcraft to distribute products sold by IGE. The subpoena also seeks documents which show all websites owned or controlled by IGE or its affiliates at any time.
While the Florida Attorney General’s investigation of IGE is not directly related to our IGE v. Hernandez class action, the Attorney General’s investigation does involve the same cause of action – the alleged violation of Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Newsome Law Firm will follow this investigation with great interest and keep our class members updated on this investigation through this web site.