According to a report by Variety, 7 Studios, based in Los Angeles, has filed suit against Brash claiming $468,000 in owed compensation for work on 9, a tie-in for an upcoming Tim Burton animated film, and an additional $113,000 for Six Flags Fun Park (Wii, DS), a mini-game collection featuring the amusement park giant's brand.
Zootfly, a Slovenian studio, has demanded $748,000 for a game tie-in for the Fox television show Prison Break.
Brash reportedly stopped paying its developers roughly two months ago after the publisher's funding dried up amidst the current credit crisis. Co-founders Thomas Tull and Nicholas Longano left the company a month ago, citing quality concerns with the company's products.
Its debut games, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jumper, tanked both in ratings and at retail. When it was founded, co-founder Bert Ellis famously described licensed games as "the safest, most lucrative way to sell a video game."
Variety points out that Brash had "around a dozen projects" in the works at the time of its collapse, signaling that more lawsuits may be on the horizon.