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Last summer, EA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zynga over their obvious Sims rip-off The Ville. Today, it's being reported that the lawsuit has been dismissed.
Zynga had also filed a counter-suit against EA, claiming that the publisher was preventing their employees from leaving for the mobile developer. Both lawsuits have been dismissed thanks to an out of court settlement. Details about what this settlement consists of were not revealed.
EA hasn't offered a public response, but Zynga has. Speaking to Gamasutra, a representative stated "EA and Zynga have resolved their respective claims and have reached a settlement of their litigation in the Northern District of California."
We'll update this story if EA offers a statement in response.