Former Interplay employees finally got paid, and it's all thanks to Bethesda. From former IPLY employee Corith:
Ok some details then . . .
Herve had a bad habit of considering himself above having to answer, or
even speak to, non-executive types. Nothing concrete mind you, he just
exuded an aura of contempt and disdain for people who didn’t have the
title “vice president” or higher in their corporate moniker. He 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
Since some have asked, here is the skinny on the court adventures.
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.
You can read the court proceedings for yourself, but basically,
Herve is now Bethesda’s bitch. He marches to the beat of their drum and
should he step out of line, they will revoke his ability to use
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.
It's always a good day when Herve Caen is unhappy.