A little while ago we ran an update
on the status of a lawsuit filed by Canada-based Silicon Knights (Eternal Darkness, Too Human) against Epic Games for what they claim was a breach of the licensing agreement between the two for Epic's Unreal Engine.
The case was to be played out before a jury on May 14, but just seven days prior a North Carolina judge ruled that if Silicon Knights wins, they would only be entitled to a settlement of one dollar. However, as reported by Polygon
), it's not a total loss because if
Silicon Knights does win favour with the jury in the outcome, they will have the option to appeal the settlement amount or seek another damages recourse.
According to the reports, the $1 settlement came in the wake of the judge losing patience with Silicon Knights after they failed to actively submit a proper breakdown of the damages sought.