ADV sues Funimation for ‘Illegal Monopolization’

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In a bit of strange and tiresome news, ADV who seem to somehow still have a breath of life left in them. The company is currently involved in an ongoing lawsuit with Funimation over ADV’s dissolution and incredible debt. Now I’m not going to go into a great deal of jargon here because I hate lawyers and their shit talk, so I will keep things simplified and to the point.

Basically ADV claims that Funimation have partaken in illegal activities in order to gain a monopoly over the Anime Industry. What exact illegal dealing that Funimation did is not particularly detailed by ADV outside of the vague statements they make such as claiming that Funimation “engaged in anticompetitive or predatory conduct to maintain willfully, or to gain their monopoly”. What exactly that means is that ADV think that Funimation tried pushing companies out of the industry in order to become the only company in the industry, thus having a monopoly over it.

It’s all pretty much shit talking at this point, but we will keep you updated on the progress of the counter lawsuit from ADV who continue to fight even though their ‘fans’ stopped long ago. What do you think of this lawsuit? Let us know in the comments section below.

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