Judge Gives Approval of Beyonce Lawsuit

Dec 9, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Beyonce is the center of lawsuit filed by a video game company that alleges she backed out of a deal.

A judge recently ruled in favor of the plaintiff who is suing entertainer Beyonce for $100 million, giving approval for the video game company to proceed with the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in April, Beyonce signed a contract with Gate Five LLC in June 2010 for a game called "Starpower: Beyonce," but later asked for a new deal and discontinued the project after it wasn't offered.

Gate Five alleges that the entertainer's abandonment of the project cost the company $7 million in investments, in addition to around $100 million in potential profits.

Beyonce made a request to dismiss the lawsuit, but a Manhattan Supreme Court judge recently denied the request, allowing the gaming company to proceed with the civil action against the entertainer.

The lawsuit that was filed in April contended Beyonce committed a "bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas [2010].”

Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, are currently expecting their first child.