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IT MUST HAVE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME: THQ CONTINUES TO SUFFER FOR BET ON UDRAW

In November 2010, THQ, Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) released the uDraw Game Tablet peripheral for the Wii console. The uDraw looked and functioned like a hybrid between an art stylus and game controller. One could use the stylus with the included art studio program or play games on the uDraw, including those based on Disney, Marvel, … Continue reading

NOTCH SAGA COMES TO NOT-AS-COOL-AS-A-DEATHMATCH END: BETHESDA SETTLES ‘SCROLLS’ LAWSUIT WITH CREATOR OF MINECRAFT

Nerds in Court has followed the lawsuit of Bethesda, creator of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, against Majong Studios since it was first filed.  Majong Studios, creator of the popular Minecraft game, were sued over the title of their upcomingScrolls game.  At one point, Majong Studios head Markus ‘Notch’ Persson offered to settle the lawsuit with a Quake deathmatch, … Continue reading

NERD OUT OF COURT: PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER RECEIVES THREE YEAR SUSPENSION ATTRIBUTED TO VIDEO GAME ADDICTION

There but for the grace of God of War go we all….  Matthew Eshelman received a three-year suspension from law for his mishandling of several cases since he opened his own office in 2007.  Eshelman, who was formerly employed at a large firm, attributed losing his job as well as his mishandling of cases as … Continue reading

SPONGEBOB LEGBREAK LAWSUIT: EITHER YOUR SIGNATURE OR YOUR SQUAREPANTS WILL BE ON THAT CONTRACT

Todd White, former lead artist on SpongeBob Squarepants, has been sued by his ex-gallerist Margaret Howell in a suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.  White, who also developed a career as a fine arts creator, is alleged to have employed some Pests of the West to enter the gallery to clear out White’s works … Continue reading

PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH PROMISE TO CONTINUE TO FUND WEST MEMPHIS THREE INVESTIGATION AFTER THE MEN’S RELEASE

Entertainment Weekly has reported that the duo behind Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will continue to fund the West Memphis Three investigation.  As Nerds in Court reported last week, the West Memphis Three, subjects of the HBO ‘Paradise Lost’ documentaries, were recently released after new DNA tests appeared to clear the … Continue reading

WEST MEMPHIS THREE, SUBJECTS OF HBO’S “PARADISE LOST” DOCUMENTARIES, ARE RELEASED

After nearly 20 years, the West Memphis Three, convicted in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three young boys, are set to be freed. The murders of three 8-year-old boys whose mutilated bodies were found in the woods near West Memphis, Arkansas prompted the arrest, trial, and conviction of three young men. In 1996 and … Continue reading

‘SCAMVILLE’ CLASS ACTION DISMISSED: FORCED TO ARBITRATE AGAINST ZYGNA, MAKER OF FARMVILLE, MAFIA WARS, AND YOVILLE

It was announced earlier today that a Northern District of California judge ruled that a recent Supreme Court decision prevented a class action by Rebecca Swift against Zygna, the maker of Farmville, Mafia Wars, and YoVille. The April decision by the Supreme Court allows companies to avoid class action lawsuits by enforcing arbitration provisions in … Continue reading

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