RSI’s attorney responds to Smart’s Star Citizen demands

    
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The strange saga of Derek Smart’s quixotic campaign against Star Citizen continues. The game developer sicced his lawyer on RSI last month, delivering a series of legal demands that include a public audit of the company paid for by Smart and the resignation of Chris Roberts. While RSI declined to post its response by its lawyers, the studio did anticipate that Smart would make it public anyway.

Sure enough, Smart posted what he claims is the gist of the response on his blog, arguing that the letter was meant to “intimidate and silence” him. He also confirmed that his “investigators” are continuing to compile information that will be sent to the feds.

The one posted excerpt allegedly from RSI’s attorney reads as follows:

Your client’s defamatory claims are entirely without merit and include unfounded allegations that the funds raised for the project were used improperly, even fraudulently. In this vain, your client is now asking for a ‘forensic accounting’ to be made available to him. Firstly, there is obviously no legal basis for your client’s request and your letter cites no such authority. Secondly, the ample information provided regularly on our extensive website, including monthly progress reports from each studio, published headcounts and the like, would enable any person familiar with the cost of game development to assess the proper spending of the funds raised. Your client claims to be such an experienced person, so we are a bit perplexed about this demand coming in particular from him.

In sum, your client’s allegations and demands are completely without basis and hereby rejected in their entirety.

Source: Smart’s blog. Thanks to rioinsignia for the tip!
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rioinsignia Observer98 thatsthejoke.bmp

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Observer98 Says the guy who cannot formulate sentences properly.

ZypheREvolved
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codexofrome  He shares an office with his wife?! No bloody wonder he is full of anger and the troll of 2015.

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ZypheREvolved codexofrome His wife (and who he shares an office with) is a psychologist specializing in family therapy.

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codexofrome  He is ill and simply cannot control himself. Someone close to him needs to be informed.

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ElMutharino 
Their gonna loose that case!   :)

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karmamule boots2 syberghost Tr3vayne Armsman JakeDunnegan most companies don’t do that on purpose, because they make more use of the money if it is still in their accounts until cashed than if they lose it immediately. Plus, if the check is lost in the mail, they’re out the money; or if the person who receives it just tears it up and throws it away, they’re out the money.

You only bother with a cashier’s check (what they’re called in the US) like this if you’re the little guy in the conversation.

HolyAvengerOne
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ElMutharino Lol. It sure is a well known fact that only convicted criminals do typos.

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boots2 syberghost Tr3vayne Armsman JakeDunnegan Exactly. In the US they’re usually called certified or registered checks, and if RSI had sent the money via that method it WOULD have been taken out at the time the check was issued.

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Qarran well it depends if DS lawyer charges by the hour..) he may just let him waste a lot of time and just keep clocking in those billable hrs…)