Video game maker can sue Beyoncé - judge

2012-05-11 17:21
New York - A New York judge says a lawsuit by a video game developer against Beyoncé can go to trial.

Gate Five claims the superstar backed out of a $20m deal for a game called Starpower: Beyoncé.

The Grammy Award-winning singer's lawyers contend they were within their rights to opt out of the deal because Gate Five didn't have its financing in place.

But the company says Beyoncé knew it was ready to sign a contract with its financier on 6 December 2010 when she pulled out three days earlier.

According to the New York Post, the judge said Beyoncé should have given the company notice.

Her lawyers declined to comment.