Telltale’s Latest in a Long Line of Staff Troubles
Telltale Games, the developer responsible for everyone’s favorite narrative-driven adventure game adaptations of hit TV shows and comic books such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Batman (among a plethora of others), has found itself in some legal hot water after the expulsion of a former CEO from the company in 2017.
According to a report from Marinij, company co-founder Kevin Bruner is suing the developer for breach of contract and other allegations, including being pushed out of his position as CEO, as well as his following roles as chief executive and a member of the board of directors. Bruner also claims that the shareholders who ousted him didn’t hold enough stock to cast legitimate votes.
The former CEO details the breach of contract, saying that he was denied the informational aid he was contractually promised to sell his holdings in common and preferred stock.
Telltale’s lawyers responded to the lawsuit, calling them “meritless” and said “the company is now working to turn around the decline that it experienced under Plaintiff’s stewardship.” They also deemed it filed “as an apparent means of exacting revenge on a company already under financial strain.”
A case management conference has been dated for July 17th.
Telltale’s been in quite a bit of trouble over the past year, laying off a quarter of their staff back in November, and just this past March, a report came out that the studio was suffering from a particularly toxic work environment.
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