[H] got sued by Infinity Phantom Gaming? Circa 2004

RS_Surge

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Old news, but stumbled upon this old Screensavers episode that states [H] got sued by Infinium Gaming?
I was a [H] Lurker back then and watched the Screensavers in the XP time period, so I was just watching it for nostalgia purposes.

Any old [H] members remember that incident? What ever happened to the lawsuit?

My apologies if this is posted in the wrong section. I'm not sure where to post it.
Subject comes up at the 6:00 mark
 

pendragon1

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yes, it was dropped or [H] won, cant remember. infinium was 100% bs. use the search button, there is still a bunch of stuff in the forum, though you might need to pony up for a genmay sub and spell it correctly ;).
 

lopoetve

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yes, it was dropped or [H] won, cant remember. infinium was 100% bs. use the search button, there is still a bunch of stuff in the forum, though you might need to pony up for a genmay sub and spell it correctly ;).
Hardforum won - namely Kyle did. Cost him a #%@% ton though to do so.
 

FrgMstr

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Any old [H] members remember that incident? What ever happened to the lawsuit?
Infinium sued us in FL for $20M. We counter-sued in Federal court. HardOCP won. Cost us around $250K in legal fees. Came very close to bankruptcy at the time.

The court case got the attention of both the IRS and the SEC. Tim Roberts (CEO of Infinium) faced some hefty fines etc. His brother, who was also involved heavily, committed suicide after the government attention he was getting.

Tim Roberts was put in Federal prison for another pump and dump scheme involving online gaming and web stores for 6.5 years in 2018.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/busin...-Roberts-given-6-5-years-in-prison_166523377/
 
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