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Report: EA to pay $40 million in student athlete settlement

Electronic Arts' settlement in the ongoing student athlete lawsuits dating back to 2009, filed yesterday, amounts to a $40 million, The New York Times reports. The settlement was announced after EA Sports GM of American Football Cam Weber revealed that the publisher's 2014 college football game has...

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Zynga settles data theft suit with former employee

Social game publisher Zynga has settled its lawsuit against former Cityville general manager Alan Patmore over alleged theft of company secrets. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Zynga filed the suit in October of last year, accusing Patmore of copying more than 760 files containin...

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EA settles Battlefield 3 and Textron helicopter lawsuit

Electronic Arts has settled a lawsuit between itself and industrial conglomerate Textron, concerning three models of helicopter made by Textron aerospace subsidiary Bell Helicopter: The AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and V-22 Osprey. The terms of the private, out-of-court settlement remain unknown, thoug...

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Court extends claims period on $27 million EA Sports settlement

The United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California has sent word that it has modified the settlement distribution plan and certified the ongoing lawsuit against Electronic Arts and its exclusive NFL, NCAA, and AFL licenses. Because fewer than expected claims have been ...

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Report: Activision may have paid 'tens of millions' to West, Zampella

When ex-Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella settled their lawsuit with Activision, it was sudden, shocking, and most of all, secret. Activision paid out an undisclosed sum to West and Zampella just before a full trial was set to begin, and while it is expected the exact amount may...

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EA files $27 million settlement in lawsuit, cannot renew current NCAA license [Update]

Electronic Arts reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit that dates back to 2008 for $27 million, and will be unable to renew its exclusive agreement with the NCAA, providing the court upholds the settlement terms. The original lawsuit claimed that EA violated antitrust laws by entering exclu...

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THQ and Adidas settle miCoach lawsuit [update: THQ statement]

THQ and Adidas have settled their $10.6 million lawsuit over the fitness game miCoach 24/7, reports Gamesta. A THQ representative informed the site that THQ will not be publishing miCoach. Details regarding the settlement are scarce, though an Adidas representative noted that the companies "amicabl...

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Zynga and Playdom hug it out, trade secret lawsuit settled

Zynga and Disney-owned Playdom have reportedly reached a settlement in their 2009 legal dispute over an alleged conspiracy by Playdom to hire Zynga employees and retrieve Zynga's "playbook" -- a book Zynga described as "the company's key and collective efforts to develop and fit games to the social...

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SouthPeak says CDV dispute is resolved, wasn't cheap

SouthPeak Games CEO Melanie Mroz told investors this week that the ongoing legal argument between her company and distributor CDV has been resolved, and while full terms of the agreement weren't released, SouthPeak attributes a solid chunk of its $5.8 million in losses to the legal issues. Mroz say...

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Rock Band lawsuit settled; Konami and Harmonix dismiss 'all claims and counterclaims'

Konami and Harmonix have settled their dispute originating in a 2008 lawsuit launched by Konami, reports Bloomberg. According to a filing in federal court in Texas this week, the two parties agreed to dismiss "all claims and counterclaims" in the suit, which alleged that Harmonix's Rock Band infrin...

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