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Star Trek Online: Case Dismissed

SzarkSzark News ManagerAnna Regina, NSPosts: 4,420Member

Shacknews is reporting that the lawsuit filed against Perpetual Entertainment by Kohnke Entertainment has been resolved out of court. As a result, the case against the former STO development studio have been dropped.

Shacknews has confirmed that PR firm Kohnke Communication's lawsuit against former Star Trek Online developer Perpetual Entertainment has been dropped following a mutual resolution.

"The latest development is that the parties have resolved their dispute," a source told Shacknews. "The dismissal of the case was filed with the Court this afternoon."

A representative of Kohnke confirmed the suit's dismissal this afternoon. "The parties have reached an agreement, but we can't detail any further than that," Kohnke told Shacknews. "Part of the agreement was that we would not detail."

Check out the story here.

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  • ShoalShoal Santa Clara, CAPosts: 1,156Member

    You should not draw your own conclusions, I am thinking.

    The transfer of assets from PE to P2 and the legality of such transfer has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

    If the CA AG office determines that PE committed a crime under CA statutes, prosecution will go forward regardless of any lawsuit settlement or non-settlement.  The two issues are not connected.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon

    I have to agree, though the lawsuit is dropped, nothing in this story indicates the charges filed by the State are going away.

     

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  • StraddenStradden Managing Editor Halifax, NSPosts: 6,696Member

    The article doesn't say anything about any charges from the state, only the case between Perpetual and Kohnke.

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  • ShoalShoal Santa Clara, CAPosts: 1,156Member

    Just to be clear :

    The civil case was not 'Dismissed', it was Settled.

    The civil case was not 'Dropped', it was Settled.

    In the editor's statement, he said :

    "As a result, the case against the former STO development studio have been dropped."

    Either the plurality of the word 'case' is wrong, or the plurality of the word 'have' is wrong.  If 'have' is correct, then the editor had to have been refering to both the civil and the criminal cases.

     

  • MaurauderMaurauder Rochester, NYPosts: 36Member

    ...ouch...

    It is not like any of us have a personal stake in this so just relax for a minute. Who is going after who or what they are doing behind closed doors has absolutly nothing to do with the rest of us. News like this really should not of even been posted in the first place since itt is not direct gaming news anyways.

  • KoolaiderKoolaider Tampa Bay, FLPosts: 450Member

    Perpetual probably ended up losing a lot of money, anyway.

  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,498Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Maurauder


    ...ouch...
    It is not like any of us have a personal stake in this so just relax for a minute. Who is going after who or what they are doing behind closed doors has absolutly nothing to do with the rest of us. News like this really should not of even been posted in the first place since itt is not direct gaming news anyways.
    Actually, it has a lot to do with the gaming community. If a company feels the need to pull stunts like this, what would stop them from stealing our money? It isn't unheard of for gaming companies to, oops, accidently charge people double subscriptions or other scrupulous financial transactions.

    Don't just assume that because things are settled, that P2 or whatever company they are now can honestly be trusted. I for one can understand the act of privacy for what became of the settlement out of court, but if you need privacy, than you screwed up, that's the facts.

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  • MaurauderMaurauder Rochester, NYPosts: 36Member

    Originally posted by Rhoklaw


     
    Don't just assume that because things are settled, that P2 or whatever company they are now can honestly be trusted. I for one can understand the act of privacy for what became of the settlement out of court, but if you need privacy, than you screwed up, that's the facts.
    That is just it, I am not assuming anything but YOU are. That was the point of my post. Some people, not all,   take side and think they know what is going on when they in fact don't. So lets give a few things out right now.

    1) Unless you were there, then you don't know.

    2) Do assume you know when in fact you don't because you were not there. See #1.

    3) Stop looking to start an argument when none is required. Trolling forums is a wasts of everyones time.

    4) Subscription and billing departments of gaming companies are usually handled by a seperate division in house. More recently the trend is to hire it out to third party companies to handle this for them. So one issue has absolutely nothing to do with the other. But that is what happens when you assume things.

     

  • m240gulfm240gulf San Diego, CAPosts: 460Member Uncommon

    I'm afraid the damage is done, it is going to be so hard for Star Trek Online to recover from this; hope I'm wrong

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  • JYCowboyJYCowboy Northlake, TXPosts: 660Member

    Hopefully Paramount/CBS will see how valuable thier franchise is and take better care in how it is used.  I still believe Star Trek will be a very difficult setting to reproduce in an MMO.  I can see single player missions and action but Group Starship Operation is still very awkward with transitory crew.  How would the system work with everyone with a ship?  Would the more advance missions involve grouping to use the "guild ships" aka Heavy Cruisers and everyone buzzing about with thier own Runabout for everything else?  How do you choose "Captain for a Day" in the system?  Not everyone will agree on one person being Captain on every adventure.

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