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Ubisoft Sues The Black Eyed Peas For Over $1 Million Loss

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Ubisoft launched a case against the hip-hop group “The Black Eyed Peas”, suing them for $1 million in loss. The case is over an alleged breach of contract by the Black Eyed Peas concerning an iOS version of the game, “The Black Eyed Peas Experience” which the developer was tasked to create. The game was released on Wii last year in November, the iOS version however, has been held up since March because the band failed to give their approval.

Ubisoft had spent $233,000 on the game until the breach of contract, awaiting approval. Some excerpts from Ubisoft’s complaint:

The contract stated “that BEP Music shall notify Ubisoft ‘in writing whether it approves the submitted material or not, as soon as possible but in any event no later than … within ten (10) business days,”

“Since March 2012, and despite Ubisoft’s repeated requests, BEP Music has breached the contract by failing and refusing to either approve or disapprove the IOS game in writing or otherwise”

“Ubisoft has performed all of the obligations required of it under the contract, except as those obligations that have been excused by BEP Music’s conduct or by operation of law.

“At the time of BEP Music’s breach of contract, Ubisoft had spent 181,000 Euros (approximately $233,000) in developing the IOS game.

“As a direct and proximate result of BEP Music’s breach of contract, Ubisoft has suffered damages in an amount in excess of $1,000,000, which not only includes Ubisoft’s out-of-pocket development costs, but also the profits Ubisoft has lost and will continue to lose as a result of BEP Music’s breach of contract.”

“As a direct and proximate result of BEP Music’s breach of contract, Ubisoft has suffered damages in an amount in excess of $1,000,000, which not only includes Ubisoft’s out-of-pocket development costs, but also the profits Ubisoft has lost and will continue to lose as a result of BEP Music’s breach of contract.”