– Fusion Garage, the Singapore-based development partner of TechCrunch blogger
Michael Arrington in his "CrunchPad" tablet PC venture, has filed a
motion to dismiss Arrington’s lawsuit over the severing of their business relationship,
according to published reports.
When Fusion Garage told Arrington it planned to
release the CrunchPad itself under the name JooJoo, and sever their relationship,
Arrington responded by filing a lawsuit that alleged fraud and deceit,
misappropriation of business ideas, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair
Last week, Fusion Garage filed a motion to dismiss Arrington’s
Fusion Garage CEO Chandrasekar "Chandra" Rathakrishnan told
VentureBeat that the JooJoo will be released by the end of February, adding
that "pre-orders have exceeded our expectations."
Chandra also told
VentureBeat that Fusion Garage has raised $3 million so far, but plans to
announce a new round of funding shortly.
He added that the company is currently awaiting
final approval of a deal with a manufacturer in Southeast
Asia, which will produce the devices with Fusion Garage receiving
a royalty on every JooJoo sold.
(DMW previous coverage)