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Nobilis sues SouthPeak for alleged non-payment

Developer "very confident" of success in latest twist to My Baby saga

My Baby developer Nobilis has confirmed it is pursuing litigation about controversial publisher SouthPeak for alleged non-payment of funds.

This follows SouthPeak's own case against rival publisher Majesco, claiming the latter has not legally inherited rights to DS title My Baby 3.

Nobilis, which retains ownership of the My Baby IP, has now shone a light on just why the million-selling series moved to a new publisher.

"We vigourously contest the statement made by SouthPeak," the studio's MD Arnaud Blacher told IndustryGamers.

"The rights of My Baby 3 have been legally transferred to Majesco and in the strict respect of the previous contracts signed with SouthPeak.

"We confirm that all the contracts signed with SouthPeak in the U.S. or in the U.K. have been terminated after uncured breaches from Southpeak notably for non payment. We also confirm that we brought the litigation with SouthPeak to court to defend our rights. We remain very confident on the outcome of these legal actions."

This is not the only accusation of non-payment against SouthPeak. Publisher CDV blamed its recent liquidation on withheld funds (which recently led to the seizure of SouthPeak assets), a verdict is awaited on developer TimeGate's demand for unpaid royalties and a claim by Paradox was settled out of court.

Despite this, the publisher has been able to obtain a total of $15 million in investment during July.

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