Randy Pitchford, the former CEO at Gearbox Software, has been embroiled in a bitter lawsuit for some time now with another former employee and general counsel Wade Callender. It now appears that the two parties have settled their lawsuit, bringing the matter to a close.
Their lawsuits were filed back in late 2018, with Callender alleging that Pitchford repeatedly failed to pay him for his services while he was CEO at the company, ultimately forcing him out, while Gearbox claimed that Callender abused a corporate credit card for unapproved expenses, and that covered loans and personal legal fees for Callender which offset the cost.
The suit became very personal at times, with Gearbox claiming that Callender was misusing his company credit card to get "six pack abs" or paying for lavish and rather worrying parties at the companies expense, with the company claiming that adult men were allegedly exposing themselves to minors at the events.
The two parties have now apparently settled out of court shortly before the a contempt hearing against Gearbox was due to take place, to determine if Gearbox should be "held in contempt and sanctioned" for failure to produce court-ordered documents.
According to the dismissal filing, both parties will settle t heir own costs and the case will be closed;
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.
So that seems to be the end for this particular matter, although Gearbox still fin themselves at the coalface of further legal troubles, this time from composer Bobby Prince, alleging that Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour infringes his copyright for tracks used in the game.