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Beyonce faces $100M lawsuit from video game developer

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Beyonce hosts the screening of "Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre on November 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Beyonce hosts the screening of "Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre on Nov. 20, 2011, in New York.
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(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.

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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.