Earlier this month we reported on a request from Crytek to halt its ongoing breach of contract lawsuit against Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium without prejudice – and without fees – until Squadron 42 is fully released, at which point it can refile the suit. CIG has since responded, and it is… I’ll say zealously against the suggestion.
CIG, for its part, is eager to see the case dismissed, just not without prejudice. “This action should never have been brought,” opened the company’s preliminary statement. “Crytek scrambles for its parachute as the March summary judgment and June trial schedule brought final reckoning ever nearer.”
CIG’s statement further outlines why the court should ignore the request for Crytek to drop the suit without prejudice, arguing that Crytek is looking to avoid further adverse rulings, mislead the court and confuse the public, and refuses to “negotiate its surrender.” It even goes so far as to recount individual claims made by Crytek and the end results of each, which, for the record, were either dismissal by the court or dropped by Crytek.
Ultimately, CIG is asking the court to dismiss the case with prejudice, citing a rule that allows the court to do so and legal precedent where that rule was applied in other cases.
“Crytek should not be allowed to aim its car at CIG’s storefront window, stomp the accelerator, smash through, do doughnuts for years, then back out and drive away to maybe circle around and crash CIG again another day. Crytek richly deserves having its keys taken away for all time, so that CIG can conduct responsible business without further interference from Crytek or its series of lawyers.”
As before, if you’re needing further context and reading on the deeply bitter legal battle between CIG and Crytek, you can check out our own Lawful Neutral’s detailed recap of the events up to this point.