In 2016, former rock star North leader Leslie Benzies decided to file a lawsuit against his ex-employer Rockstar Games. The bottom line was $ 150 million in outstanding payments. Now, the Supreme Court of New York made a first judgment.
In 2016, industry veteran Leslie Benzies decided to initiate a lawsuit against his former employer Rockstar Games.
As Benzies, who at that time was responsible for the management of Rockstar North executes, Take-Two Interactive and the two Rockstar Games founders Sam and Dan Houser have worked together internally to urge him against his will from the company. He was also deprived of salary payments and internally agreed shares in the studio, Benzies continued.
Rockstar Games: The New York Supreme Court dismisses the lawsuit filed by Leslie Benzies
The bottom line is in the lawsuit of Benzies for a value in dispute in the amount of 150 million US dollars. The Supreme Court of New York issued a preliminary ruling in the first instance dismissing Benzies’ claim. It was decided that the profit-sharing agreement signed by Benzies would not be worth $ 150 million.
It is undisputed, according to the competent court, however, that Benzies in the context of its remuneration “certain royalties” are entitled and that Rockstar Games violated the present employment contract by Benzies part of the salary and agreed shares were withheld.
In conclusion, it is said that the former rock star North boss is indeed entitled to a “compensation in unspecified height”. How high this ultimately turns out, further processes must clarify.