Facebook hired Adrian Crook as an expert witness to help represent their company in a class action lawsuit concerning in-app purchases made by minors in Facebook games. Adrian shared his extensive knowledge of online mobile and social games with Facebook.
Adrian and his team provided the following services:
- Advised Facebook’s internal and external counsel on issues pertaining to minors making purchases in online games
- Analyzed selected Facebook titles to determine how virtual items were valued
- Liaised with our own Community Manager contacts to learn how cases of “friendly fraud” were dealt with on a developer level
- Wrote a comprehensive report about online free-to-play games, common online game business models, and breakdowns of in-app purchases in several popular Facebook games