Quoted from iceman44:
I can't wait to see how they try and thread this needle.
Any solution better not discriminate one group over another. In other words, people that joined in the Jpop suit versus the others.
It's simple to start another suit. After all, when did Jpop deliver MG and say that he is working on RAZA? Yeah, statute of limitations is nowhere near done.
Don't even F ing think about it.
I am astounded at the duplicitousness of your comment. Perhaps you pecked it out quickly, without having thought through its import. If that's the case, allow me to apologize in advance because I am calling you out, Doug.
As I recall, you vociferously discouraged customers from suing Zidware precisely because you were convinced that doing so was an utterly fruitless effort. Now, you're worried that the dozen customers who did sue Zidware may receive preferential compensation.
Your rationale for equal treatment is that you too might file your own suit in the future because the statute of limitations has not expired! Wow, that's some feat of acrobatics, especially for a lawyer, like you, who knows that litigants will always command more attention from a defendant than a nonlitigant with an identical claim. This is so even if the nonlitigant is within the statute of limitations to sue. The nonlitigant has already demonstrated his/her unwillingness to hire a lawyer, pay the lawyer, file suit and deal with the aggravation and time of litigation.
The efforts of a small group of customers, who actually filed suit years ago, is what led to the production of Magic Girl. The lawsuit was the fuel and fire which caused Jpop to actually get a few games, albeit woefully incomplete, out the door. There's nothing to be gained by second-guessing your decision to opt-out of the lawsuit option. Indeed, if a settlement were to occur in that lawsuit, don't you think that a confidentiality provision would apply? You're likely to never know anything about the resolution of the suit, apart from the fact of resolution itself.
We all want Zidware customers and vendors to be compensated. Your fear of "discrimination" as a customer who emphatically chose to refrain from suing is, in my view, profoundly misplaced. Instead, be glad that the heavy lifting was done by a group of your fellow aggrieved customers and that such effort may ultimately mean that you and others (who did not embark on the lawsuit journey) will benefit from those efforts.