In 2003, two police officers and a dispatcher were killed in Alabama by a teenager who played Grand Theft Auto obsessively. The teen was sentenced to death, and the families of the victims sued the game's developer and publisher, Rockstar and Take Two Interactive.
Rockstar and Take Two applied to dismiss the lawsuit. Their application was dismissed earlier by a circuit court judge, and their appeal was just denied by the Alabama Supreme Court. However, the court is still willing to consider arguments regarding whether the Alabama courts have jurisdiction to hear the case.