LONDON, Aug. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide Recreation Know-how PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) and DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: DDI) (“DoubleDown”) right this moment introduced an settlement in precept to settle the Benson v. DoubleDown Interactive LLC, et. al. lawsuit and related proceedings (the “Benson Issues”). IGT accomplished the sale of DoubleDown Interactive LLC (“DDI”), the operator of social gaming enterprise DoubleDown On line casino, to DoubleU Diamond LLC, a subsidiary of DoubleDown, in June 2017. The settlement in precept, entered into by sure subsidiaries of IGT and DoubleDown, stays contingent on closing courtroom approval by the U.S. Federal District Court docket for the Western District of Washington.
Below the phrases of the settlement, which take impact solely after closing courtroom approval of the proposed class settlement:
- A complete of $415 million will probably be paid right into a settlement fund of which IGT’s subsidiaries will contribute $269.75 million and DDI will contribute $145.25 million.
- All members of the nationwide settlement class who don’t exclude themselves will launch all claims regarding the subject material of the lawsuit.
Topic to closing courtroom approval of the settlement of the Benson v. DoubleDown Interactive LLC, et. al. lawsuit, IGT and DoubleDown have additionally resolved all indemnification and different claims between themselves and their respective subsidiaries and associates regarding the Benson Issues.
Because of the settlement settlement, IGT will accrue a $119.75 million non-operating expense within the third quarter associated to the incremental loss related to the Benson Issues and associated claims between IGT and DoubleDown and their respective subsidiaries and associates ($150 million was accrued within the second quarter).
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