Class of 2004
It's not Jackie Chan!
DoW has legal rights to the title. The designer has rights to the rules. This game will never be published again with this title unless those two sides are in agreement. I suppose an appeal might make the two sides want to reconcile. But DoW isn't ignoring its customers. They no longer have the right to publish this game as we know it.
I've heard that mentioned before, but figure that, if there is enough interest, something could get done.
Out of curiosity, why would be a big issue for the two side to come to an agreement? Is there now some sort of bad blood between the designer and DoW?