Sunday, August 29, 2010

Former Playdom Employee Sentenced To Jail Time In Zynga Lawsuit

Last fall Zynga sued rival gaming developer Playdom (recently acquired by Disney) for an array of issues including misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and breach of the duty of loyalty.In short Zynga accused Playdom of stealing its confidential 'Zynga Playbook'. The case continues, but the drama has reached its peak. The court today held one former Zynga and Playdom employee, Raymond Holmes, in contempt and sentenced him to ten days in county jail and a $4,000 fine. Fortunately for Holmes, Judge Mark Pierce then suspended the sentence. That means Holmes won't do the time unless he continues to, well, piss off Judge Pierce. The full order is embedded below.]]>

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