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Settlement reached in 'Brutal Legend' Activision lawsuit

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2009 12:53 User comments (2)

Settlement reached in 'Brutal Legend' Activision lawsuit Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Vania Stuelp told attorneys on Wednesday that Activision notified the court of a settlement reached over a lawsuit aimed at blocking the release of "Brutal Legend". Activision has claimed to still own the rights to Brutal Legend, which was developed by San Francisco-based Double Fine Productions and due to be released by Electronic Arts.
Activision claimed that Double Fine had failed to deliver the title on time and that it still owned the rights to it. Double Fine countersued Activision, alleging that Activision had terminated its agreement to release the title following a failed attempt to make it part of the "Guitar Hero" series of games.

A hearing scheduled for Thursday morning to decide on whether an injunction would be imposed was canceled, though Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan had indicated that he was inclined to deny Activision's requested. Brutal Legend features Jack Black as a band roadie transported to a mythical world to battle evil.

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2 user comments

17.8.2009 13:46

I hope double fine can get thier lawyer fees paid by activision!!

27.8.2009 21:50

I think its ridiculous how activision seemed to want nothing to do with the game until they thought they could get some money from it. Screw those dudes... Unless you're hiring ;)

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