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Today it was announced by video game publisher MumboJumbo that they have won a $4.6 million settlement against PopCap. Fraud, business relationship interference, and breach of contract were cited as the reasons PopCap, the publishers of such casual classics as Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies, were brought to court.“The law allows you to do plenty of things to be successful in business,” says Marty Rose, MumboJumbo’s representing attorney. “However, it does not allow you to commit fraud or interfere with a company’s business relationships. The jury’s verdict is a clear signal that this type of business conduct is not going to be tolerated.”PopCap was brought court because of their misdoings regarding a 2006 agreement that contracted MumboJumbo to manufacture and distribute select PopCap games in the U.S. PopCap has been charged with damaging MumboJumbo’s relationship with a “key retailer” by use of “false and misleading statements.” With MumboJumbo’s reputation tarnished, PopCap then went behind the company’s back and began distributing games on their own.Who would ever expect such shady dealings from a company with a squeaky-clean name like PopCap?
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Thats really bizzare. Even more so than the idea of Plants vs Zombies
Oh, wow. I will never play Peggle or PvZ again.
Yeah, I will.
Why'd they sue?
Oh well, there games are still amazing
The Tiger Woods of gaming companies.
Just goes to show you PopCap is run by a bunch of kids... Get it cause the make kids games :D funny right... no FINE! idc
I cant understand why they would do that. I would think that they would be more careful since everyone gets sued because they used something the was not theres. Oh well. Be more careful PopCap.
and the corporate corruption spreads...
that is bad but i don't think anybody is gonna stop playing that game
4.6 million dollars? Yipes stripes! See, kids? Crime doesn't pay. Neither does fraud. Or cartoons. Trust me on that last one.
OH LORDY! WHATS NEXT?
Disney? oh no never
Good on 'em, any company that would abuse another's trust deserves to pay 4.6 million dollars xD
thats not bad compared to other lawsuits bit still a lot of money .i wonder if it will affect popcap?
"With MumboJumbo’s reputation tarnished" ya you know all the big games they released
Woo! Justice is done, now to go play Plants vs. Zombies.
good games, but man now it just makes you wonder about other companies now. Shame.
Why did it have to be PopCap?
things happen in the entertainment buisness,i am not shocked or disappointed,publishers have been ripping artist off since the days of Amadeus and michealangelo(forever)so its not a big deal i think.