Bungie Settles With Former Composer

GamesBeat reports that Marty O’Donnell, the composer for the hit shooter series Halo, has settled a lawsuit against Bungie chief executive Harold Ryan. A King County Superior Court judge in Seattle has approved a deal in which Ryan will pay O’Donnell more than $95,000 to settle legal claims related to a lawsuit that O’Donnell filed in May.

It all started when O’Donnell was fired on April 11 as audio director at Bungie “without cause,” according to his lawsuit in May. He was hired in May 2000 and produced the soundtrack for the original Halo. To-date Halo has generated an estimated $3.4 billion, according to the lawsuit.

Under the agreement, Ryan will pay O’Donnell more than $38,385 in unpaid work and vacation time, and $38,385 in double damages. With attorney’s fees and interest, the total judgment for O’Donnell will be $95,019.13.

Source: GamesBeat

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