I ran a Rifts one-shot last night, and much hilarity and fun and explosions and weaponry with "plasma" in the title ensued. What I had failed to see from Jason Richards and Trask (who have both been doing yeoman's work in reporting developments) is that Rifts had its lawsuit against Trion Worlds (over trademark use of Rifts) dismissed by a Michigan judge yesterday. It seems to be a jurisdiction issue, so Palladium could refile in another state, I believe.
However you look at it, bad times at Palladium, and probably a bit disheartening. Courage, guys. But at least they didn't touch Floopers, by god:
I can't imagine why.