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Yarrington Responds to Shlasinger's Lawsuit over Fraud and Breach of Contract

W. Eric Martin
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In June 2016, Zev Shlasinger and Paul Gerardi filed suit against Dan Yarrington and Myriad Games, Yarrington's game retail operation in New Hampshire, alleging that Yarrington committed "Fraud and Breach of Contract". On September 10, 2016, I posted the amended complaint filed by Shlasinger and Gerardi in U.S. District Court as well as Yarrington's brief public response to the lawsuit. (Shlasinger and Gerardi both formerly worked for Z-Man Games, with Shlasinger having founded Z-Man Games before selling it to Filosofia's Sophie Gravel in 2011; Shlasinger is currently employed by WizKids, and Yarrington owns Game Salute, but none of the game publishers listed here are involved with this lawsuit.)

On October 21, 2016 Yarrington filed an answer to this complaint, and I've reproduced this document below, followed by a separate disclosure statement from Yarrington's attorney Robert S. Carey. You need to compare the original complaint to the statements below to understand what is being admitted and denied in this answer.

A pretrial conference is scheduled on November 22, 2016 in the U.S. District Court in Concord, New Hampshire.

[Disclosure addendum to the previous post: I saw Yarrington multiple times at SPIEL 2016, but did not discuss this lawsuit with him. At dinner one evening, while seated at the far end of a long table, Yarrington asked me to pass the olives, and without thinking I picked up an olive and threw it at/to him. I saw Shlasinger only once at SPIEL 2016, but he was talking with someone else, so I didn't say (or throw) anything to him. —WEM]
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