Last summer, Ultima's Richard Garriott (also known as Lord British) won a $28 million lawsuit against NCSoft for what he says was his forced departure from the company. Now an appeals court has not only upheld that original ruling, but tacked on a nice little bonus as well.

According to Gamasutra, Garriott will also get $4 million in legal fees and interest from NCSoft due to the failure of the company's appeal.

Naturally, Stephen E. Fox, Garriott's lawyer, was pleased with this new outcome. "NCSoft schemed to avoid its obligations to [Garriott] at the trial court and on appeal," he said, "and neither the jury nor the 5th Circuit bought any of it. Contracts have consequences, and as the court of appeals explained, the trial court is not a trial run."