No Doubt, the rock band led by singer Gwen Stefani, sued Activision in 2009, claiming it was used to create a “virtual karaoke circus act;” No Doubt says it only signed off on having its likeness portrayed singing its own songs, but the band is unlockable to play through the game’s complete catalog.
A Superior Court judge has denied Activision’s attempt to dismiss claims from the case, including fraud, violation of publicity rights and breach of contract, and it is expected to (finally) go to trial later this year. Activision says it has a video recording of No Doubt being told about the unlockable features and it is looking forward to presenting its defense.
No Doubt vs Activision lawsuit cleared for trial later this year originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 30 May 2012 23:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.