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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take 2/Rockstar
Developer: Rockstar North
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2004 (US), Oct. 29, 2004 (EU)

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'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (ALL) Lawsuit Settled for $20 Million

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2009 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

Take-Two Interactive Software has reached an agreement in principle to settle a previously disclosed consolidated securities class action currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) against the Company, Rockstar Games, and certain of the Company’s current and former officers and directors. The class action was related to allegations of the purported “Hot Coffee” content contained in the Company’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas title and historical stock option granting practices.

Under the proposed settlement, the class action will be dismissed in exchange for an aggregate payment of $20,115,000 into a settlement fund for the benefit of class members, of which $15,200,000 will be paid by the Company’s insurance carriers, and $4,915,000 will be paid by the Company. Take-Two fully accrued for its portion of the settlement costs over several quarters ended April 30, 2009. The Company also agreed to supplement the substantial changes that it has already implemented in its corporate governance policies and practices. The settlement is subject to the completion of final documentation and preliminary and final approval by the Court.

“We are pleased to have reached this settlement, which represents another important step forward for the Company,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two.

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