Judge dismisses Manuel Noriega’s ‘Call of Duty’ lawsuit

A NoriegaSuitDismissedLos Angeles Superior Court judge has shot down former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against the makers of the “Call of Duty” video game franchise.

Judge William H. Fahey agreed with Activision-Blizzard that the suit, which claimed Noriega’s appearance in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” used his name and image without permission, was protected under free speech and should be dismissed.

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Rudy Giuliani to defend Activision in Manuel Noriega lawsuit

Activision-Blizzard Giuliani-activisionhas tapped America’s favorite mayor to help defend its “Call of Duty” franchise from former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega.

Bracewell Giuliani will represent the company in its defense against claims by the former ruler that the videogame publisher unlawfully used his image for monetary gain. And leading the charge is former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who will serve as co-council on the defense team. His first step: Filing a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Monday morning in the Superior Court of the State of California.

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