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Seattle-based Big Fish Games lays off 250 people amid lawsuits

The layoffs hit all functional groups of the company, primarily affecting employees in Seattle.
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SEATTLE — Big Fish Games on Tuesday laid off approximately 250 people as part of a substantial restructuring at the 18-year-old gaming Seattle company.

Big Fish employs more than 600 employees according to LinkedIn, so the cuts impact nearly half its workforce. The layoffs hit all functional groups of the company, primarily affecting employees in Seattle. Big Fish operates another office in Oakland, Calif.

The cuts come just one day after a judge granted preliminary approval of two class action settlements that order the past and current owner of Big Fish to pay $155 million to recover losses incurred by users of its casino-gaming apps. 

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