Activision vs EA, West and Zampella case given the go head

Thursday, 17th March 2011 01:24 GMT By Brenna Hillier

After months of deadlock, a California Superior Court judge has ruled to move forward with Activision’s $400 million suit against Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella.

Bloomberg reports EA must now defend itself against allegations that its relationship with West and Zampella prior to their dismissal from Activision amounts to industrial espionage.

EA’s lawyers had argued against Activision’s allegations by pointing out that the latter had not identified any points of confidential informational supposedly revealed by West and Zampella.

The judge concluded Activision had supplied sufficient evidence to go forward with the suit, although all other claims were overthrown.

Activision’s case is a counter-suit to West and Zampella’s claims for $36 million in unpaid bonuses relating to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Thanks, Gamasutra.




    Booooooooring! We don’t care your war anymore, Activision and EA! Get lost! Bring us more AAA titles and reduce the price of games!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. xino

    you should really go back to playing Pokemon games during your free time and not talking rubbish here.

    Anyway, 36million unpaid bonuses…that is way too much man! Did Itagaki even asked for that similar amount?

    I hope those guys win the court case! I hate it when corporation tries to screw someone over due to money!

    Those two guys, are they the designers of MW? or directors and producers? I can’t even remember.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DeathJynx

    @2 …pokemon… lmfao

    #3 4 years ago
  4. M. K.

    The only one who’s talkin trash is you xino :( Pokemon is awesome and he’s just telling his opinion.

    Also, you don’t have any proof for your statement, you don’t know who’s fault about all this ;)

    #4 4 years ago

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