The ongoing battle between the social gaming companies Zynga and Kixeye has taken a new twist as Kixeye have filed a retaliatory lawsuit against Zynga filing a cross-complaint with the Superior Court of California.
For those of you who don’t know the history of the dispute between the two companies, it all began when Zynga filed a legal complaint against former CityVille general manager Alan Patmore who left the company to join Kixeye in August.
Zynga claimed that Patmore had unlawfully taken 763 files from the company before he left including confidential game designs and took them with him to Kixeye. Then Zynga went even further naming Kixeye as a defendant in the lawsuit and stating that they were aware that Patmore had the files and wanted access to them. They wanted damages from Kixeye and attorney fees. Continue Reading