Dallas Law Firm Rose•Walker Earns Spot in Top Texas Verdicts List


Trial firm recognized for helping video game maker win $7.3 million verdict

DALLAS – A $7.3 million breach of contract verdict won by the Dallas-based trial litigation firm Rose•Walker on behalf of videogame maker MumboJumbo is being recognized as one of the top Texas verdicts of 2010.

The jury award in PopCap Games Inc. v. MumboJumbo LLC is listed as one of the state’s 10 largest contract verdicts in 2010, and one of the Top 100 verdicts overall. The list appears in Top Texas Verdicts of 2010, a publication compiled by the verdict reporting service Verdict Search and distributed by Texas Lawyer newspaper.

The MumboJumbo lawsuit stemmed from a 2006 agreement between the Dallas-based premium casual video game developer and PopCap Games, a competing video game developer based in Seattle. The agreement called for MumboJumbo to produce, distribute and sell certain PopCap games. In the January 2010 verdict, jurors agreed that PopCap breached the contract by marketing and selling its games on its own.

During trial, Rose•Walker attorneys presented evidence that included email and internal business communications in order to show that PopCap committed fraud and tortious interference by damaging a business relationship with a key retailer. Following a 12-day trial, jurors awarded MumboJumbo $4.6 million in actual damages. The Dallas County state district judge presiding over the case later awarded $2.7 million in attorney fees, bringing the total award to $7.3 million.

“Our economy could not operate without contracts, but they’re useless if a party in a contract does not respect the agreement,” says Rose•Walker founding partner Marty Rose. “We are gratified to be able to help a company like MumboJumbo enforce this contract and protect its competitive edge.”

Rose•Walker, L.L.P. is a premier trial law firm, focusing on complex civil litigation. The firm represents businesses and individuals, and its many major courtroom victories have helped Rose•Walker earn a national reputation for excellence. More information about the firm is available at www.rosewalker.com.

For more information about Rose•Walker’s top verdict, please contact Mark Annick at 800.559.4534 or mark@androvett.com.