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Digital Homicide withdraws lawsuits, is now defunct

Author: David Lozada
04-Oct-2016

Category: News

The infamous Digital Homicide withdrew a lawsuit last week against 100 anonymous Steam users for $18 million over nasty comments they made about the studio's work, citing it can no longer afford to pursue it. The developer's co-founder went on to say in an interview that the studio is now "destroyed" and "discontinued."

Digital Homicide withdraws lawsuits, is now defunct
Digital Homicide, the developer behind The Slaughtering Grounds, ET: The Extra-Large Testicle, and Not In My Crapper, withdrew a lawsuit last week against 100 anonymous Steam users for $18 million over nasty comments they made about the studio's work, citing it can no longer afford to pursue it.

"Upon filing this case, per advice of the local sheriff who could not help me or my business with a massive ARS-13-2921 criminal harassment problem on an Internet Store front and via email, The Plaintiffs business was destroyed completely financially disabling The Plaintiff, destroying usability of all current work effort, and untold other damages," the filing says. It seeks one of two options: A refund of the court filing fee and dismissal of the case without prejudice, or, if the filing fee is non-refundable, a 90-day extension on the action, presumably to give Digital Homicide time to gather money together so it can continue fighting.

The developer's co-founder James Romine Jr. told Techraptor in an interview that he believes the case is "solid," but the removal of the games from Steam crippled the studio financially. In fact, not only is the lawsuit withdrawn, but Digital Homicide itself is now defunct.

"[Digital Homicide is] destroyed. It's been stomped into the ground from a thousand directions and use is discontinued," he said. "I’m going back into the workforce and watching what’s really going on. Not gaming media gossip - the real stories are in the legal documents. Not talking about mine."

It's possible that legal action could be resurrected at some point, as a dismissal without prejudice leaves room for Romine to re-file the lawsuit in the future.

Source:
https://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/13/02921.htm&Title=13&DocType=ARS
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r73j4cb9f8cfpe5/7.pdf?dl=0
https://techraptor.net/content/digital-homicide-dismiss-steam-users
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The fact that the owners of Digital Homicide can't see that they did this to themselves is what baffles me about this case.

It's unfortunate, but hopefully after this they'll learn and move on. At least, that's all we can hope for.

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3 months ago by David Lozada
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The fact that the owners of Digital Homicide can't see that they did this to themselves is what baffles me about this case.

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