I was going to say how "heh I guess Bethesda isn't doing so well?" but really they just changed law firms because the lead lawyer for the litigation moved to another firmas Ausir reports;
Bethesda Softworks has changed their law firm again. Here's what the latest court filings say:
The Clerk will please withdraw effective February 1, 2011, the appearance of Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Rachel M. Hofstatter, Michael J. Allan and Steptoe & Johnson LLP as counsel for the Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant, Bethesda Softworks, LLC, in the above-referenced matter, in light of the appearance of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Dougls W. Baruch (MD Bar No. 12554) is entering his appearance as co-counsel for Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Bethesda Softworks, LLC.
This is the second time that Bethesda has changed law firms. A year ago, after the unsuccessful preliminary injunction, they decided to fire DLA Piper, one of the world's biggest law firms, and hired a different, and somewhat smaller firm - Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is of similar size to the latter. Meanwhile, Interplay continues to be represented by Jeffrey Gersh of the even smaller Gersh Law Firm since the beginning of the litigation.
Update: It turns out that Bethesda did not really change their lawyers this time like they did a year ago. While they have changed the law firm, it is because their lead counsel on the case, Howard H. Stahl, previously of Steptoe & Johnson, has moved to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. I apologize for the mistake.
Ausir messed up the news story.