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The estate of famed fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien has been counter sued for breach of contract over the Lord of the Rings development over licensed games and slots developed by Warner Bros., New Line, and the Saul Zaentz Company.
The counter claim was filed by the Saul Zaentz Company, claiming that the licensing agreements over the Lord of the Rings do indeed cover digital format games including video slots.
The counter suit is asking the court handling the case to vindicate the firm's stance on the contract that is currently in place, rather than simply dismissing the case filed by Tolkien's estate.