Feeds

Empire Online plays legal card in PartyGaming spat

Lawyers spin wheel of fortune

Seven Steps to Software Security

Empire Online confirmed today that it has launched legal proceedings against fellow online gaming outfit PartyGaming PLC, following the two firms’ abortive autumn mating dance.

Empire Online said it is seeking “substantial damages and injunctive relief from PartyGaming”. A the same time, it said, Empire Online and PartyGaming subsidiary WPC Productions are engaging in confidential arbitration proceedings.

Talks between the two emerged early in November, when Empire Online revealed it had received an offer from PartyGaming. On November 21, EmpireOnline said that it had terminated talks, after a protracted due diligence process and continued delays in the timetable resulted in PartyGaming making a “a revised proposal that is significantly different both in terms of the price and structure and at a level that cannot be recommended.”

Also on November 21, PartyGaming cofirmed it had made an offer for Empire Online at 60 pence per share.

A spokesman for PartyGaming said of today's suit, "We're confident we'll have a successful outcome."®

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'
PM says rushed-through DRIP law will 'plug holes' in existing legislation
Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election
Ministerial alarm sets in over EU court's data retention ruling
IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips
Big Blue exec tells El Reg what to keep an eye on
Google Ventures opens new fund in London
El Reg has a new neighbour. So. Who's for a game of knock, knock, Ginger?
Microsoft wants to lure biz users with fondleable Windows 8.1 'Apportals'
Custom Start Screens lump enterprise apps and data in one place
Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins
'As the pornographer here, the moral turpitude should be MINE'
Tesla trademark spat threatens Musk's China dream
Wheels will come off electric motor biz if Chinese bloke wins court fight
Another Samsung supplier fingered in new 'child labor' probe
South Korean giant says it can't find evidence of wrongdoing
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization
Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.