Take-Two has sued the Chicago Transit Authority for violating its free speech and contractual rights after the authority pulled ads for Grand Theft Auto IV
on the transit system without explanation. Reuters
reports that Take-Two accuses the CTA of violating the contract for the $300,000 ad campaign that involved running GTA IV
ads around the transit system for six weeks between April and June.
The suit seeks an order for the CTA to run the ads, as well as at least $300,000 in damages. Reuters states the GTA IV
posters were removed following a FOX news report
on the ads. Now, we're not lawyers (although we do have one writing for us
), so we can't say if the CTA violated a basic contract, but Chicago residents should let us know if they see the ads back up and snap a photo.
[Thanks to all who sent this in.]