When Jim Sterling did a video based on the game Slaughtering Grounds it didn’t go down well with Digital Homicide. One of the two brothers that make up the developer, James Romine decided to take Sterling to court looking to claim $10 million for “assault, libel, and slander.”
A court in Arizona has now dismissed the case on the 19th February 2017, approximately a year since it started, with each party agreeing to settle and pay for their own costs and legal fees. That is something which Jim Sterling could have extended the case for longer by suing Romine to cover his legal costs. It appears as though Sterling just wanted to get it over with and put the whole thing behind him instead.
Leonard French, Copyright Attorney discusses the ruling below
Jim Sterling made a lengthy statement on his website with one key takeaway being
I find this lawsuit disgusting. It was and it is and it shall forever be disgusting.
Digital Homicide also attempted to sue 100 Steam users for being part of a “hate and harassment group” but dropped the case previously.
Also, the Jim Sterling Squirty Play which kicked all of this off is still available to view on YouTube.