Earlier, I got an email from a reader who's source told him that the jury was dismissed today from the trial to decide damages on the Upper Deck vs. Konami Lawsuit. As we have found out, the hearing was scheduled to start today, but it looks as if the two sides have settled on a price. On January 13, a judge decided that UD was at fault for their negligent handling of the counterfeit Yu-gi-oh cards, which led to a lot of commentary on this site and others. Today, the hearing to weigh the extent of the damages was supposed to start, but it looks like Konami got what they wanted before there was a trial.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I said before that UD deserved what was coming to them after McWilliam confessed to shredding the fakes in his office, an action I think says a lot about the company. Im guessing that the settlement amount was a lot, but we will surely never hear a number that is more than speculation.
There is surely more to come, and I will have it when it does.
EDIT: This story has now been confirmed, a big thank you to my source for the early heads up!