Activision v. West, Zampella, EA Gets Trial Date

The lawsuit between Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella and Activision (with special guest star Electronic Arts) has been given a trial date this week. The case will officially begin on May 29, according to Game Informer. In late march a judge dismissed one of the claims that West and Zampella lodged against Activision in its original lawsuit – before Activision dragged EA into the fray.

California state superior court judge Elihu Berle dismissed the fraudulent-inducement claim by West and Zampella. Fraudulent inducement essentially means that one party (Activision) tricked another party (in this case West and Zampella) into a contractual agreement based on something that was against their best interests. The duo claimed that Activision convinced them to extend their contract with them after the release of the first Modern Warfare via a "Memorandum of Understanding," assuring them that they could move onto something new after the release of Modern Warfare 2.

The case includes The Infinity Ward Group – which is suing for unpaid bonuses, and Electronic Arts, which Activision claims conspired against them to destroy the Call of Duty franchise with Infinity Ward's founders.

Source: Game Informer

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    DorthLous says:

    How about you side with the hope of having a working and fair justice system and that the person who deserves it wins, rather than whoever is prettier in your eye?

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    silversnowfox says:

    I'm not sure who's side to be on here….  On one hand, I would like to see West and Zampella win, but that benefits EA who's majorly in my doghouse as of late.  On the other hand Activision, but I would only want them to win to hurt EA.

    Can we get a nice judgment that pays W, Z, and the rest but makes EA dissapear?

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