Zynga Can't Shake Contract Claims In 'FarmVille' Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 6:06 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday allowed “FarmVille” developer Zynga Inc. to trim fellow social network game maker SocialApps LLC's trade secrets theft allegations, but left intact claims that Zynga had breached an implied contract by lifting ideas for the game from its competitor.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted Zynga's motion to reject SocialApps' allegations that Zynga had stolen “images and features” from the “myFarm” game that had been offered up to the public long before SocialApps entered into an information-sharing agreement with its...
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