Deputy City Attorney Alex Tse called the campaign "illegal and actionable".
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake Zynga issued a special item for three of its games, including the Haitian Drum in Mafia Wars.
Mafia Wars was a multiplayer social network game created by Zynga.
In Mafia Wars the players play as gangsters building their own mafia.
The game was taken offline shortly past midnight PDT on June 7, 2016.
According to TGDaily, Zynga agreed to stop using the "Mafia Wars" trademark but failed to follow through until 2016.Players created mafias by recruiting other players or winning or buying artificial members (Hired Guns).Other players could be added to one's mafia through Facebook. Players had limited Energy (for doing jobs), and limited Stamina and Health (for fighting or robbing other players),.Zynga made some changes to Mafia Wars so it did not resemble Mob Wars as closely, but Mob Wars creator David Maestri moved forward with his lawsuit.Zynga filed its trademark for the stylized version of Mafia Wars with the U. Patent & Trademarks Office on July 1, 2009, months after it first launched the Mafia Wars game on the internet through Facebook.
Outcomes of an attack or attempt to rob were calculated by a secret formula that took into account the respective player's fighting skill, the number and quality of 5 kinds of weapons (Weapons, Armory, Vehicles, Animals and Henchmen), and a randomizing factor.