You may recall that Worlds.com sued NCSoft last Christmas Eve in the Eastern District of Texas. In an interesting development, the case has been transferred to the Northern District of California. On April 13, 2009, NCSoft filed an unopposed motion to transfer the case to California, and the judge signed the order on April 14, 2009, to transfer the case on or after May 4, 2009.
This is likely the result of recent court decisions putting the breaks on plaintiffs forum shopping into the Eastern District of Texas. However, in view of the fact that Worlds.com did not oppose the motion, the court did not need to make any independent analysis of whether the Eastern Texas wsa proper or not in this case.
We will continue to monitor developments in this case.