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Progress Made to End 38 Studios Litigation

Posted Feb 12, 2014 by Suzie Ford

Progress Made to End 38 Studios Litigation

The Rhode Island State House of Representatives has pass a bill that will stop the ability for more lawsuits to be filed against Curt Schilling et al with regard to the default on a loan granted by the state. Under the terms of the bill, defendants and co-defendants would be shielded from further prosecution that would ostensibly encourage the settlement of existing litigation. A similar bill passed by the RI Senate, with the bill now moving to the governor for approval.

Legislation designed to encourage settlements in the lawsuit against Curt Schilling over the collapse of 38 Studios passed the Rhode Island House Tuesday, but not before prompting another debate about whether the state should pay for its failed investment in the video game company.

The measure aims to shield any defendant that settles in the case from lawsuits from co-defendants over damages for which that co-defendant is found liable. Supporters said that legal protection would be a big incentive for parties interested in settling the case.


Via Massively

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