No, once again you are wrong. They simply waited until Warner Brothers bought Turbine whole and decided to sue the people with the money. NO moron on the planet would sue a subsidiary. Obviously, you don't know much about business. They were playing it smart, which apparently you cannot see. They waited and bid their time until Warner Brothers owned it all and after a few years of established income, then, they go after it all in a suit. And guess what, they usually settle out of court, sure. But this is different and Warner Brothers knows it which is why they are counter suing.
You see this one is not just about money squabbling. This one is about rights. Digital content is a separate classification of merchandise and online gaming is even another legal classification that were apparently never actually discussed. Warner Brothers is counter suing in my opinion because they know damn well that they don't have the rights to operate or create LOTRO.
But this case is apparently not settled yet and most likely will not be. You see, this case is not about giving Warner Brothers rights at all. It is about money made from rights that they did not have. Warner Brothers would still have to negotiate for the rights to begin with and they may not give them to Warner Brothers and Warner Brothers may certainly say that the rights simply aren't worth it after paying 80 million is license violations for all online games.