(CBS/AP) A Manhattan judge says a lawsuit by a video game developer against the singer Beyonce can go to trial.
Justice Charles Ramos has give the company, Gate Five, the go-ahead to pursue a $100 million lawsuit.
Gate Five claims the superstar backed out of a $20 million deal for a game called "Starpower: Beyonce."
The Grammy Award-winning singer's lawyers contend they were within their rights to opt out of the deal because Gate Five didn't have its financing in place.
But Gate Five says Beyonce knew it was ready to sign a contract with its financier on Dec. 6, 2010, when she pulled out three days earlier. As a result, the game was scuttled and the company let go 70 employees.
According to the New York Post, the judge said Beyonce should have given the company notice.
Her lawyers declined to comment.