MumboJumbo's Court Victory Over PopCap Now Worth $7.3 Million
Court adds attorneys’ fees to recent verdict following trial over fraud, breach of contract
DALLAS – A state district court in Dallas has added attorneys’ fees to last week’s jury verdict in favor of premium casual video game developer MumboJumbo against rival developer PopCap.
Following a hearing in the 193rd Civil District Court in Dallas County, Judge Carl Ginsberg said he would enter an order requiring PopCap to pay $2.7 million in attorneys’ fees to MumboJumbo, including $525,000 for post-verdict appeals. When added to the jury’s award of $4.6 million, the total amount to be paid by PopCap now stands at $7.3 million.
Dallas-based MumboJumbo LLC is a worldwide publisher, developer and marketer of premium casual games for PCs and game consoles made by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Corporation. In 2006, MumboJumbo and Seattle-based PopCap Games, Inc., reached an agreement whereby MumboJumbo would produce, distribute and sell certain PopCap games in North America.
But last month, a jury found PopCap liable for fraud and tortious interference, and agreed PopCap had gone behind MumboJumbo’s back and decided to market and sell its games on its own. Attorneys for MumboJumbo used PopCap’s own internal e-mail messages to show how the company soured a business relationship between MumboJumbo and a key retailer.
Representing MumboJumbo at trial along with Mr. Richardson were attorneys Marty Rose, Ross Cunningham and Bryan Rose, also of Rose•Walker.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MumboJumbo LLC™ (http://www.mumbojumbo.com) is a worldwide publisher, developer and mass marketer of premium casual games for PCs and game consoles. MumboJumbo games are downloadable at its website as well as key game portals, or purchased at retail through mass merchants, computer retailers and specialty outlets. MumboJumbo owns and operates studios located in Dallas and Vladivostok, Russia, and publishes and distributes software through its subsidiaries worldwide. For more information please visit our website at www.mumbojumbo.com.
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.
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For more information on the attorneys’ fees awarded to MumboJumbo, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.