HUFFINGTON POST
11/19/2012 01:06 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

Beyonce Lawsuit: $100 Million Claim Against Singer Over Dance Video Game Gets Go-Ahead

Beyonce may have to show off her moves in court to face down a $100 million breach of contract lawsuit brought by video game company Gate Five, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

Gate Five claims Beyonce broke a licensing contract in 2010 to develop a dance video game called "Starpower: Beyoncé," costing the company profits and 70 jobs.

A New York appellate court last week upheld a judge's decision from December that the case should move forward. Beyonce contended in her appeal that she had a right to void her contract with Gate Five, arguing the company hadn't obtained sufficient financial commitment for the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A termination clause in the video game contract mandated that a certain amount of money be in place by an agreed-upon date or Beyonce could bail, Courthouse News reports. Gate Five alleged it had already invested $6.7 million in the game and had arranged for $19.2 million in backing when Beyonce tried to renegotiate the deal and then dropped out.

As the Hollywood Reporter noted, the denial of Beyonce's appeal does not imply any guilt in the case, only that evidence should be heard.

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