Randy Pitchford and Former Gearbox Lawyer have Dropped Their Lawsuits

By Sean Carey, 14 days ago
Gearbox Software and its former lawyer, Wade Callender have called an end to their legal battles against one another, as their cases were dismissed by a Dallas County court on Wednesday.

Credit: Gearbox SoftwareCredit: Gearbox Software

Gearbox first filed a suit against Callender for misusing company funds back in November of last year. Gearbox accused Callender of not fully repaying a loan and using the company credit card for personal expenses. Callender then filed a counter-suit, which accused Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford of secretly taking a $12 million bonus and leaving a USB drive that contained not only sensitive business documents but also Pitchford's "personal collection of underage pornography" in a restaurant.

Now those legal proceedings have come to an end with Callender, Gearbox and Pitchford filing a motion for dismissal. In the document it states, "Upon review of all the evidence in the case, it was of the opinion of counsel that the evidence exonerated Randy Pitchford from the allegations against him; all misunderstandings between the parties have been corrected, and apologies were exchanged."

All parties involved have agreed to a Motion for Dismissal with Prejudice, meaning that they cannot refile for the same claims at a later date.

Although that takes care of one legal battle, Gearbox and Pitchford have become tangled in another. Composer Bobby Prince is suing Gearbox and Pitchford for unpaid royalties relating to the game Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.