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Halo theme composer Marty O’Donnell suing Bungie 

Halo theme composer Marty O’Donnell, who claimed in April he was terminated by Bungie’s board of directors without cause, has filed suit against the developer for unpaid benefits.


According to the lawsuit filed against Bungie CEO Harold Ryan on May 1, O’Donnell claims Bungie failed to compensate him for "unused vacation time, paid time off, and other benefits," according to VentureBeat.

"Ryan has caused Bungie to violate applicable law and the Company’s policies and practices regarding payment of O’Donnell’s accrued but unpaid vacation time, paid time off, sabbatical time, and other benefits," according to the filing.

The filing also states Bungie has a policy in place which pays employees the aforementioned benefits, and which Ryan and Bungie reportedly promised to pay. O’Donnell is asking for double damages, as there are "other grievances against Bungie and Ryan," which are not noted in the currently available documents.

A response by Bungie and Ryan was filed on May 27 denying O’Donnell was due any benefits not already received.

O’Donnell was fired on April 11 as Bungie's audio director after working for the firm since May 2000.

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