Zynga Game Network had filed suit on February 27, 2009 against CLZ Concepts, Jeff Chen and James Zhang asserting copyright infringement. Yesterday a settlement conference was held, and the parties appear to have settled out of court. So it looks like no new case law will come from this one, and we will no longer be tracking this case.
Zynga is a major social gaming developer and now leads the industry as the largest application developer on Facebook with hits like Mafia Wars and Texas HoldEm Poker. Zynga also produces its apps for other social platforms such as MySpace and the iPhone. CLZ Concepts is a smaller social apps developer, acquired by Zynga in early 2008.