One Of Two Former Infinity Ward Co-Founders Lawsuit Claims Dismissed By Judge

Modern Warfare 3

A judge has dismissed one of two lawsuit claims made against Activision by former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella, while allowing the other, a claim of promissory fraud to move forward.

According to Bloomberg the fraudulent-inducement claim, which is basically a claim that Activision convinced them (West and Zampella) to extend their contract with the publisher after the release of the first Modern Warfare by way of a Memorandum of Understanding assuring that Infinity Ward could move onto something new after Modern Warfare 2, has been dismissed.

However the promissory fraud claims, which relates to the millions of dollars in royalties from Modern Warfare 2 that West and Zampella claim Activision avoided paying by firing them has been upheld, and a the first hearing will be held in May. Activision holds firm to its stance that West and Zampella were fired because while still employed at Infinity Ward, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, the two men held secret talks with EA to form a partnership. Since then, Respawn Entertainment has been established, is headed by Jason West and Vince Zampella, and is fully funded by EA.

Thanks, G4.

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One Comment on "One Of Two Former Infinity Ward Co-Founders Lawsuit Claims Dismissed By Judge"

  1. nick March 13, 2012 at 4:42 am -

    oh what id give to see what happened that fateful day!
    it does seem a little fishy though, i mean why were they not paid royalties?
    the whole innocent act of they were conducting secret meetings with EA just stinks of a cover up to try distract from the unpaid royalties.

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