Writer Beware makes posts on which publishing houses to avoid at all costs, which words to look for and which words to watch out for in contracts, and several other things that will keep you in control and knowledgeable about the publishing process. I’d suggest reading through the website if you want to avoid getting ripped off, cheated, or scammed.
I’m just going to reblog this every so often because it’s a site that every writer needs to see.
If you don’t want to read the article, it basically says the telltale violated a California law that business that do mass layoffs have to provide a 60 day notice to all employees that are being terminated. They didn’t do this, because according to them, the federal (not state) law says that if there are “business circumstances” i.e. no money, then they can just lay workers off whenever and without warning. If telltale loses the lawsuit, they’ll have to pay all 275 workers they laid off their wages worth of 60 days of work!