EA vs. Zynga suit settled

Legal battle between megapublisher and social gaming juggernaut not going forward; terms of the settlement not announced.


The legal battle between Electronic Arts and Zynga has been dismissed, Gamasutra reports today. EA originally brought suit against Zynga in August, claiming The Ville was a Sims Social clone. Zynga countersued a month later, calling the lawsuit "baseless."

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An official statement from Zynga to the site states, "EA and Zynga have resolved their respective claims and have reached a settlement of their litigation in the Northern District of California."

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, though Gamasutra notes that legal documents showed both claims were "dismissed with prejudice," meaning they can never be revisited.

No further information is available, though a source told the site that Zynga is "pleased" with the settlement terms.

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