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Axl Rose’s Lawsuit Against Activision Officially Dismissed

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Reports claim Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer has dismissed the Guns N’ Roses singer’s lawsuit against video game giant Activision Blizzard.

Rose had sued the company in 2010, claiming the gaming firm used an image of former Guns guitarist Slash in “Guitar Hero III” after promising Axl the game would not feature any reference to Rose’s ex-bandmate.

Rose claimed that was a condition of him agreeing to license the song “Welcome To The Jungle” for use in the game.

Palmer heard more than two hours of arguments January 31 concerning the suit’s contract claims before taking the case under submission.

On February 7, he affirmed his tentative ruling and tossed out the remaining causes of action.

Palmer previously indicated that he was inclined to dismiss Rose’s suit because the singer did not file it until a full three years after the game’s October 2007 release.

Rose has said that he was not aware of Slash’s image in the game until later, although docs in the case indicated that an attorney for Axl e-mailed Activision about it around the time the game was released.

Source: http://gunshyassassin.com/news/axl-roses-lawsuit-against-activision-officially-dismissed/

Related discussion: http://www.gunsnfnroses.com/index.php?/topic/20601-axl-rose-lawsuit-suffers-blow/page__view__findpost__p__204014

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