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To settle the outstanding claims against former owner Sumner Redstone, Bloomberg is reporting that the creditors' committee of the defunct publisher Midway Games has agreed to a $1 million cash lump sum payout. It was previously reported that prior to the lump sum agreement, unsecured creditors of...

May 30th 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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We'll be straight with you -- the whole Midway legal debacle is far from over. We are, however, one step closer to the dissolution of Midway as it stands now, with the company's creditors and 87% shareholder Mark Thomas reaching an agreement and ending at least one lawsuit. After purchasing the sto...

June 8th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Sumner Redstone, his daughter Shari (a former Midway board member, mind you) and the mysterious Mark Thomas are all being sued, among others, by the various creditors that a nearly penniless Midway owes money to. Gamasutra obtained a copy of a 29-page lawsuit, detailing the alleged financial libert...

May 12th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Embattled Midway is back in court, with creditors asking for the head of majority stockholder (and mystery man) Mark Thomas. And Judge Kevin Gross seems inclined to side with the creditors, as bankruptcy proceedings go forward and he calls out former Midway owner National Amusements, Inc. (and it's...

April 21st 2009 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Sumner Redstone was due in a Manhattan court to speak in regards to the sale of Midway to Mark Thomas. That never happened, but Sumner and business partner Robert Steele's attornies did appear in a Bankruptcy court in Delaware on Friday in an attempt to get out of the scheduled depositio...

March 24th 2009 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Looks like the long arm of the law finally caught up to the Redstones, as Sumner and his daughter Shari have both been subpoenaed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, regarding Sumner selling his stake in Midway to Mark Thomas. Both of the Redstones must appear in a New York cou...

March 5th 2009 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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After throwing up the white flag last week, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted Midway some some breathing room from creditors who are all but beating down the door for a piece of the embattled publisher. The ruling allows Midway to keep its doors open despite its ongoing financial crisis in orde...

February 18th 2009 at 9:10am 0 Comments
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Midway's bankruptcy proceeding has gotten even more dramatic, as accusations of fraudulent insider deals enter the mix. The full story gets very complicated, but the main issue involves the relationship between former Midway owner Sumner Redstone and the relatively unknown Mark Thomas, whom the bil...

February 16th 2009 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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The week begins with more bad news for financially-hobbled Midway. Just days after finding itself on the business end of a delisting notice from the New York Stock Exchange, the company's majority stockholder, Sumner Redstone, is now preparing to row away from the sinking ship entirely. According...

December 1st 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Following yesterday's public resignation of Midway CEO David Zucker (no, not that David Zucker), Variety crunched the video game publisher's numbers after media titan Sumner Redstone's acquisition of the company in 2004. At that time, Redstone said, "Midway is clearly a second-tier producer, but it...

March 21st 2008 at 10:01pm 0 Comments
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Daddy's little girl might not know Scorpion from Sub-Zero, but she's now Midway's Chair of the Board, succeeding Kenneth Cron who recently resigned. Daddy, of course, is none other than Sumner Redstone, the majority owner of Midway Games ... oh, and Viacom and CBS. Daughter Shari Redstone had been v...

January 2nd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments