Judge rules West and Zampella have enough evidence against Activision to go to trial

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 17 June 2011 20:41 GMT

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence to support Jason West and Vincent Zampella’s case against Activision, therefore the case will be going to trial.

According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the judge felt there was enough evidence to support the March 2010 claim Activision defrauded the duo by firing them before having to cut a royalty check for Modern Warfare 2.

In March, a superior court judge ruled that Activision also had sufficient claims against Electronic Arts, which it claimed were courting the duo in a secretive manner.

A trial will likely be set for the end of the year or early next year, so don’t expect any of this to be resolved soon.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Jason West

Lawsuit

Modern Warfare 2

  • Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #1 hits PC May 8

    Modern Warfare 3 will finally arrive on PC next month via the first Content Collection. It includes four multiplayer maps, two Spec Ops missions, and basically all the content which hit Xbox 360 in January and March. The Content collection landed for PS3 players in April and those who play it on PC can expect […]

  • Judge rules against EA's request to dismiss Activision claims, suit goes to trial

    California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has dismissed EA’s request to dispel Activision’s $400-million contract-interference claim that the company underhandedly appropriated Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella while still under contract with the publisher.