Stardock is suing its ex-marketing manager Alexandra Miseta for over in $1 million relating to damages from Elemental: War of Magic‘s launch in 2010. They claim that before she left her position suddenly prior to Elementals launch she deleted, destroyed, and/or stole promotional materials, analytics data, and trade show information designed to support the game’s launch.

The actions by Miseta, Stardock says, not only made it impossible for the developer to complete crucial marketing efforts, but also forced it to commit resources to re-creating the missing materials that could have been put towards programming, debugging, and polishing Elemental. The game was panned on its release and CEO Brad Wardell said it was due to the QA process and took personal blame at the time, making no mention of Miseta.