Sony Suing Jerry Lambert (Kevin Butler)

#131Angemon_23Posted 10/7/2012 5:41:17 AM(edited)
From: CrimsonGear80 | #123
They are suing because of the Kevin Butler-likeness being used to play a Wii, a competitor of Sony.

So Sony is making a big deal out of something that would have probably passed over pretty much everyone's heads if Sony hadn't made a big deal out of it.

Well played Sony.
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#132deathpapayaPosted 10/7/2012 5:48:28 AM
lol sony.

Yes, sue and chase away the only marketing gimmick you ever had that anybody liked.

Good job.
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#133KyogreOnYouTubePosted 10/7/2012 6:52:20 AM
I lol'd.
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#134monkeypahngPosted 10/7/2012 6:54:35 AM
I'm guessing Sony doesn't have anything more profitable to do.
The console with the greater spec generally loses.
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#135Retroxgamer0Posted 10/7/2012 7:03:46 AM
That'll teach you Kevin Butler! you dont backstab my God, Sony! SEE YOU IN COURT SUCKER.
#136vyseskiesPosted 10/7/2012 7:05:24 AM
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#137trollhunter2Posted 10/7/2012 7:42:56 AM
misleading information sony is suing bridgestone and the other company not kevin butler
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#138GigaVoltsPosted 10/7/2012 7:48:26 AM
trollhunter2 posted...
misleading information sony is suing bridgestone and the other company not kevin butler

Kevin Butler owns the company they are suing along with bridgestone.
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#139Hunter1534Posted 10/7/2012 8:11:39 AM
People make such a big deal of things not involving them. *waits for some loser 12 year old to call me out*
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#140CarCrashClutterPosted 10/7/2012 8:26:14 AM
FayeLady posted...
If there was a contract involved, im sure it would be mentioned in the official complaint. We can also tell from the complaint That Sony is suing Wildcat and Bridgestone, whereas any contract would have been with Jerry Lambert. They can't sue 2 other entities for breaking a contract signed by a third one.

Non-compete clauses are illegal in California unless the party holds a ownership interest or trade secrets. Jerry Lambert certainly doesn't hold majority shares in Sony and I doubt as an actor he was told any trade secrets. Sony probably wanted to go after him for competing, but their California lawyers told them they couldn't, so this was the next best thing.