The last time we had heard anything about Viacom’s foot-stomping, fingers-in-ears, breath-holding tantrum about not wanting to pay Harmonix the bonuses they deserved was at the end of last year. Since that time, Viacom has been scheming talking with lawyers to get the $383 million arbitration agreement nullified. While soon after the arbitration’s ruling, Viacom paid the former Harmonix shareholders $84 million, while still disputing the remaining $299 million.
This all changed late last week when Viacom’s latest litigation was dismissed, and was again ordered to make good with the $300 million they owed Harmonix. So does that mean Viacom is finally going to pay the Harmonix shareholders their money? Not necessarily. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Viacom says: “We are disappointed in the court’s decision, and are evaluating our options for the next steps of this process.”
The beat goes on, I guess…
[via Hollywood Reporter]