Interplay pays up

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Tannhauser, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 18, 2004
    Interplay, which under Hervé Caen's management has been involved in a years long back-pay dispute, has finally been forced to settle. Corith, a former Interplay employee who visits our forums, explains:<blockquote>[Hervé Caen] changed salary employee to wage several months after the fact with out notifying them because he felt he didn’t have too. He refused to pay back wages nor any penalties when he lost lawsuits, or would even show up.
    [. . .]
    Herve did not want to pay the penalties assigned by the court case, so 4 of us, including Alden and Bioware, got together and claimed in 3 years, IPLY had made no progress on paying the various legal judgments, and that it was insolvent since being evicted. After numerous stalling attempts, the noose tightened as the judge began to see Herve for the slime ball he was/is. Herve went begging to Bethesda to pull his pink, plump, rump out of the ringer. As many of you know, they bought all of Fallout for 6 million, in 2 million installments on the prevision (among numerous others) he has pay EVERYBODY, EVERYTHING, even those that didn’t file. Every lawsuit, every back wage, every dime. No more tricks or Bethesda yanks his chain.</blockquote>So Interplay, under pressure, finally settles the accounts with its former employees.<blockquote>After 3 years, to the month, that the Herve tried to pull his “I don’t pay the little people” stunt, the mighty hand of Bethesda, and the threat of bankruptcy, finally forced Herve to pay me, to pay EVERYBODY.

    Thank you Herve for the new 07 jeep, and my wife loves her new pt cruiser convertible.</blockquote>Congratulations to Corith and all the other employees who won out in the end.
     
  2. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    Good to hear that they have been paid finally, I know what it is like waiting for a pay check that never arrives.
     
  3. Sofus

    Sofus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 29, 2007
    finally! hope it took a lot of that bastards' sellout-cash to pay em too.
     
  4. MikMan

    MikMan First time out of the vault

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    May 9, 2006
    Nice mispelling.
     
  5. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    funny, now Corith owes Bethesda? ;)

    anyway, glad to hear it has finally come through Corith (with all the work you put in it...).

    do you happen to have any idea how much money Herve lost on this? all the back pay and courtappointed interest must be quite a pile o' cash...
     
  6. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    Glad to hear it, Corith. Good to see Iplay got its ass handed to it.
     
  7. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    And, Bethsoft actually scores one for the little guy. Nice job, I guess. What if they've been looking through the forums here, just to find and extinguish these problems so NMA thinks of them as a 'good guy'?
     
  8. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    It's a conspiracy! Get that shit on 60 Minutes, stat.
     
  9. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 3, 2007
    I imagine it's just good business. Wouldn't do to be known as a company that deals with a complete tosser who won't pay his employees.
    Not that Herve is any less of a tosser after this. I swear that guy was made for pre-Revolution France; everything he's done reminds me of a foppish, useless aristocrat.
     
  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    that's a weeee bit farfetched :look:

    a good move from Beth, but that wont make us like their game more if it sucks. :roll:
     
  11. Havok

    Havok First time out of the vault

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    Jan 24, 2007
    Good for all of you former Interplay guys!
     
  12. troybilt

    troybilt First time out of the vault

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    Feb 23, 2007
    How much

    So the big question I'm sure everyone is wondering about is how much was Herve forced to pay and to which parties. Does anyone know the specifics of this?
     
  13. Puuk

    Puuk It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 26, 2003
    EXCELLENT!

    This is great news! Congrats to all who finally got paid. Was back interest included? I hope so. In any event, congrats again!
     
  14. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Well this is good news indeed. The interesting thing to note is Bethesda's hand in this, regardless of differences of opinion we may all have them in regards to the direction FO3 has taken it is good to note that they appear to be a company that has integrity.

    So Thumbs up to Beth for this one
     
  15. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Bah. It's not that bad. What's worse is when cigarette companies use child mascots to promote their product.[/TRUTH]

    Okay, I've got nothin'.
     
  16. PhredBean

    PhredBean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 14, 2004
    Congratulations, Corinth. Good to see you finally got what you've long been due.
     
  17. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Good to know you guys got what you were owed.
     
  18. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Yes, this is great news. Finally they won't have to scorn Interplay and can finally erase them from their memories forever. :clap:
     
  19. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I'm glad to see justice prevailed, but thank you for stinking up the planet with your 07 jeep and pt cruiser convertible.
    No, really, thank you.
    I'm sure future generations will remember you for it.
     
  20. Mick1965

    Mick1965 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 2, 2006
    Agreed. Have to give credit where it is due. Whatever their motives Beth did the right thing here, and it shows that their business practices towards their employees and creditors are a lot better than Herves.

    Mick