Copyright Lawsuit Settlement Withdrawn by The Pokémon Company

Last week, we told you about a lawsuit delivered by the Pokémon Company against the owner of a Seattle cafe. The lawsuit was served due to Ramar Larkin Jones, the cafe owner, having a Pokémon themed party set up at his cafe during the PAX Prime weekend.

Though the Company sued Jones, the two parties were reportedly able to agree to a settlement—but Jones was unable to pay the settlement cost, and set up a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise the necessary funds to keep himself and his business afloat. The GoFundMe campaign was successful, and it looked as though the ordeal would be done with.

Not so fast, it seems. The Pokémon Company has now withdrawn the settlement, apparently due to Jones’s online efforts throwing a bad light on the Company. Jones has stated that there is documentation to prove the deal was made and final, and Game Informer received some additional information from Jones himself after breaking the story:

“We had agreed to a settlement once the story broke on motherboard we got a email saying they were pulling the offer because I was bad mouthing them tho I was not. The lawyer I was working with is trying to get them to put the settlement back on the table so that we can be done with this entire thing. we should no by the end of the day. We have the emails going back and fourth where their lawyers say we have a deal.”

At this point, we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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