THQ sued again over uDraw tablet fiasco

THQ sued again over uDraw tablet fiasco
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

July 18th 2012 at 8:55PM

Second class action filing in two months against troubled publisher

Law firm Levi & Korinsky has filed a class action lawsuit against THQ over claims that the publisher failed to inform investors in a timely manner of poor sales of the uDraw Game Tablet.

This is the latest class action suit brought against THQ since several firms filed suit last month.

"The complaint alleges that THQ and certain of its executive officers issued false or misleading statements concerning the Company," reads the official document.

The uDraw tablet sold well for the Nintendo Wii, but sales flopped when THQ decided to port the peripheral to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, resulting in over a million unsold units.

The lawsuit claims that the publisher failed to disclose the tablet's poor performance, and that "the company would have to take back, or provide price protection, on hundreds of thousands of units that it had sold".

All of this means that in the eyes of Levi & Korinsky, THQ lacked a reasonable basis for positive projections.

Investors who bought stock between May 3, 2011 and February 3, 2012 are eligable to join the class action filing at no cost.