So, today several websites have reported that former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision over the use of his name and likeness in Black Ops II. For those that haven't played Black Ops II, Noriega appears as a character in several missions, voiced by a "soundalike." Or I assume at least, I've never heard the real Noriega speak.
Anyway, I think this is a really interesting case. I really don't know how much legal standing Noriega has in this case. I'm inclined to think that he has a decent point, because a fictional version of him appears in the game, and doing things that he never did. But on the other hand, he is a historical figure, and not a very pleasant one. I don't think anyone besides him is upset about how he was portrayed in Black Ops II.
I'm interested in how this develops over time, assuming it does. He might not have any ground and it might just disappear, who knows!