A class-action lawsuit alleging that Sony had lied about the resolution of Killzone: Shadow Fall was dismissed with prejudice in California this week.
Judge Edward M. Chen, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, dismissed the lawsuit with the agreement of both parties. When a lawsuit is dismissed with prejudice, that means it’s done. The suit is dismissed forever and cannot be brought to court again.
The original suit was filed by Douglas Ladore of California and alleged that Sony has falsely claimed that Killzone: Shadow Fall ran at a native 1080p resolution. The initial request for dismissal suggests that the court didn’t agree with the majority of Sony’s arguments against Ladore’s claims, and only really took issue with Ladore’s claims of negligent misrepresentation.
The terms of the dismissal have been filed “under seal,” or kept confidential, so the exact terms of the dismissal are unclear. It sounds like it’s possible that the two parties may have decided to settle out of court. That’s one more part of resolution-gate over and done with. Without, ironically, any real resolution.