Courts have ruled in favor of a Japanese company against card maker/children's media company Upper Deck, and for a change it wasn't a Konami suit concerning Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. On November 30, 2011, the United States District Court in Nevada entered judgment in favor of anime company Aniplex, Incorporated and against Upper Deck over a breach of contract concerning the anime Kiba. Following the decision, a settlement between the parties was reached which required Upper Deck to pay Aniplex $3,950,000.
The case dates back to April, 2008. The 2006 Madhouse produced anime had been sponsored by the Japanese division of Upper Deck, and in March 2008, ADV Films announced that it would be localizing and distributing the anime for Upper Deck.