Take-Two, the parent company of GTA
-maker Rockstar, has sued the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) following the organisation pulling ads for Grand Theft Auto IV
Also facing the accusing finger of Take-Two is Titan Outdoor LLC, the CTA's sales agent. The publisher has taken the case to the Manhattan Federal Court, claiming that the two organisations violated both its free speech and contractual rights.
The agreement ran to the tune of $300,000 (£152,000) and should have seen GTA IV
ads placed on the side of buses and in other transit display spaces over the course of six weeks.
The CTA, however, pulled the ads after just a few days. That came following a FOX News report that shamelessly linked the ads and a notably violent weekend in Chicago
Take Two now seeks to have the ads run and seeks compensation of at least $300,000 (£152,000).
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