Video game company MumboJumbo today revealed that they are victorious in a $4.6 million lawsuit against beloved publisher PopCap games, renowned for titles such as Plants Vs. Zombies and Peggle. The reasons cited for said lawsuit? Fraud and breach of contract, among other things.
“The law allows you to do plenty of things to be successful in business,” said MumboJumbo’s attorney, Marty Rose. ”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.”
According to the specifics of the suit, PopCap was accused of damaging the business relationship between MumboJumbo and a “key retailer”, by spreading false statements about them.
To be honest, this in no way lessens my adoration of PopCap titles, and I will continue to buy them, as long as they continue to be as much casual fun as they have so far proven themselves to be. What about you folks? Has this effected the respect you had for PopCap? Or are you too busy playing through Peggle right now to care? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Game Informer