Submitted by Espio1 1940d ago | news

Video game mogul Kotick loses fight with top Hollywood litigator

Activision boss Bobby Kotick has lost a legal battle against one of California's most notorious attorneys. (Activision, Bobby Kotick, Delta Force: Black Ops, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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HydraxFFx  +   1940d ago
I'm always happy when something bad happens to this guy. Does that make me a bad person?
rroded  +   1940d ago
yeh if it was anyone else
id care if he got set up or not but this guy i hope he did n their all laughing at him while spending his cash.

n Bobby hope u go out with a whimper so that ceo's n corperation all over can see your style leads only to failure.
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pustulio  +   1940d ago
yay! :D
HolyOrangeCows  +   1940d ago
"Glaser alleged that Kotick owed her firm more than $1 million in legal fees.
The case itself was complicated - and dated back to a 2007 sexual harassment lawsuit"
LOL, Bobby is a thieving pervert that hates the gaming industry.

I almost hope that he gets into trouble with the IRS next.
FanboysWillHateMe  +   1940d ago
As much as I don't like this guy,
it seems unfair that this girl should get that much money over something that was never proven. 200 grand?! I swear, that makes me want to be sexually harassed.
zeeshan  +   1940d ago
How can the board of directors still keep this guy a CEO is way beyond me!
Biggunz  +   1940d ago
$1,500,000...thats about 2 weeks pay for Bob...
HSx9  +   1940d ago
I looked for his pictures on google, and he is obviously a jew, this sickens me.
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KingKiff  +   1940d ago
I am as anti Semantic (well anti Israeli anyway, but one can't say shiz about Israel with it being directed at the Jewish community) as the next bloke but I mean come on. Lets no pick on the Jews...
HSx9  +   1940d ago
I honestly don't care, I'll keep calling this man a jew, he doesn't deserve respect from anyone. If you think he cares about gamers, then you're wrong, he just cares about the best way to keep his pockets full.
ico92  +   1939d ago
@KingsKiff and HSx9
I despise Bobby Kotic with a passion, i want Activision to fail more than any other company out there, but lets keep the Anti-Semitism out of gaming.
TradingWarStories  +   1939d ago
Being anti-jewish does not mean your an anti-semite. Semite's include arabs, christians and jews.
Snakefist30  +   1940d ago
Oh thank god, Kotick needs a couple of kicks in the nuts, hopefully one day with enough batterment to his balls he will become a p***y, lose his company so someone with an interest in gaming can take control.
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Consoldtobots  +   1940d ago
we all hope Bobby runs into this guy

prunchess  +   1940d ago
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
These delusions of grandeur that Kotick suffers from will continue to cost him money. I'm really looking forward to the day he announces a subscription fee for the COD series. Watch it bomb and Kotick get his marching orders.
gamingdroid  +   1940d ago
Did anyone get bothered by this?
"All parties ultimately settled the case with Madvig in April 2008 by paying her $200,000, plus $475,000 in legal fees."

"He awarded her firm $938,458, along with $479,898 in legal fees and costs - making a grand total of $1.42 million (plus 10 per cent interest)."

It means, it cost more to defend a case than the actual damages with about 10 times the cost. Lawyers in the U.S are far over payed and has far too much power, but let's all focus the hate on Bobby Kotick.
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AssassinHD  +   1940d ago
Why not focus the hate on Bobby Kotick? Regardless of what you believe attorneys should be paid, Bobby did not pay what he owed. The attorney is just trying to get what is owed to her firm. By the way, Kotick gets over $15 million a year in salary and bonuses.
Darkfocus  +   1940d ago
Kotick's even more overpayed than the lawyers though
Seferoth75  +   1940d ago
It isnt like that money goes to 1 person dude. It was her FIRM. It was obviously a big enough firm that he trusted them to defend him in court.

Cases lie that take a lot of people working together over a long period of time.
Not that I do not agree that the average lawyer gets paid way too much.
gamingdroid  +   1939d ago
I'm not saying attorneys shouldn't get paid, I'm saying they are getting paid far too much and hold too much power.

I find it ridiculous that you can now sue anyone and it will cost you a fortune just to defend yourself. You are basically guilty until proven innocent now. Yet the guy suing you, all he need is a stamp!

As it is, legal cost and lawyers are leeches that sucking out the wealth out of the country. One day you might find yourself in a car accident, just a scratch, but that scratch might yield a hefty lawsuit that will cost you a fortune...

Kotick's over payment doesn't threaten my freedom or my hard worked built up asset. Lawyers do!
AssassinHD  +   1939d ago
If you think attorney's are overpaid then you are welcome to go through 7 years of higher education, pass the BAR in your state, and charge whatever you wish.
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gamingdroid  +   1939d ago
Are you a lawyer? Since you are so fiercely defending them.

I don't care how much education they have as there are plenty of other that go through the same schooling and receive considerably less compensation. The bottom line is, lawyers are a threat to the US. We need less laws and even less confusing laws and even fewer lawyers.

Did you know there are more lawyers in California than the rest of the US?

Lawyers is the reason why we continue to have more laws that require lawyers to figure it out. Why do you think the health system is so expensive? It's because of the darn lawyers. Do you know how much malpractice insurance cost?

Not only that, but as an entrepreneur it is incredibly difficult to start a business. You should read this on patents:


Laws are needed and so are lawyers, just not frivolous lawsuits that cost both tax payers and the country. There need to be a repercussion if you loose a case, just like any other European country.
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Kassanova07  +   1940d ago
Good news!

I hope this fuk loses the IW case and gets fired.
Aaron Colas  +   1940d ago
Kotick hates gamers, developers and now women...

And in turn, the world hates him.
-Mezzo-  +   1939d ago
No wonder he's always looking for ways to squeeze out more money from us Gamers, He knows that he's a Pervert & someone has to pay for the Lawsuits.
mrv321  +   1940d ago
I don't care if he was innocent but YAY
Psfan999  +   1940d ago
ya, who cares, take his money away and give acti a real ceo
SOAD  +   1940d ago
I guess we deserve the American legal system that we have.

"It doesn't matter if he's not guilty of the charges. He's a douchebag so convict him!"
squallheart  +   1940d ago
well said i dont like the guy but dont let personal opinions cloud judgement.
Lord_Doggington  +   1940d ago
mk, i know kotick is in the public eye and everything, but this has absolutely NOTHING to do with games.

don't care bout this shit
Forbidden_Darkness  +   1940d ago
Every thing bad that happens to Bobby, is the best news of the week for gamers... So yes it is.
CommonCent  +   1940d ago
Totally agree.
life doomer  +   1940d ago
I'm happy that bobby looses money
yes, this is the happiest day of my life.

Party at my place
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MexicanAppleThief  +   1940d ago
Drunk white girls for all!

First dibs. :P
Monolith  +   1940d ago
ill bring a 30 pack
DaBadGuy  +   1940d ago
I'll bring the tacos and vodka.

Put the end of a taco shell in your mouth and then pour the vodka down the slope and into your mouth, it's the best.
KingKiff  +   1940d ago
I am going to try that...

Sounds nasty lol
CaptainPunch  +   1940d ago
Good this guy is a douche
DaBadGuy  +   1940d ago
Wow. This woman got Bobby K and Goldman Sacs. Damn. I hate Kotick and seeing him lose any money is good for me, although he probably dipped into the Infinity Ward Modern Warfare 2 Royalties to pay off the lawyers. I want to meet this woman and shake her hand, with her permission of course. I don't have as much money as Bobby and can't afford to be sued for shaking someone's hand. Innocent or not, I don't really care. I don't know the guy personally, so maybe I don't really have a place to speak, but the guy seems really shady and a two-faced back stabbing bag of sleaze, especially if the charges in this case are true.
R2D2  +   1940d ago
Jumps for Joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
: )
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1940d ago
man, this is a useless article.
SKUD  +   1940d ago
^^^^ New to N4G. LOL.
No FanS Land  +   1940d ago
@that whore
this cracked me up!
GigaGaia  +   1940d ago
You can take his money, you can even kill him if you want, no one cares about him.
DaBadGuy  +   1940d ago
Can I get that in writing?
TheTeam06  +   1940d ago
This is almost as satisfying as hearing about a new game announcement!
AssassinHD  +   1940d ago
Being sued by your own attorney is epic fail worthy.
MRHARDON  +   1940d ago
Cant wait till he loses the Infinity Ward case :)
ForROME  +   1940d ago
Good and I hope someone smacked him in the face while leaving the room

Boycott activision
TheBalloMan  +   1940d ago
Should we feel sorry for this "Satan" of Gaming, or kick him while he's down?
....I know what I'm gonna do ^^
TwistedMetal  +   1940d ago
heget what he desrves
I want this punk to burn. Dude better take a long look at his life and realize maybe money isnt everything and that he should start acting like hes not the devils son.
wolfy2449  +   1940d ago
Awesome xD
Good news, ye this is related to gaming because every gamer wants to se bobby kotick suffer xD
TheBalloMan  +   1940d ago
actually, scratch that. this might turn out badly for us, since now he'll be wanting EVEN MORE money to get it back!! he'll take it out on us T.T
wolfy2449  +   1940d ago
It wont
nah he would want even more money anyway, these ppl dont have a reason to want more money. If they get the chance they will increase the price of everything
d10sfan  +   1940d ago
Maybe these will make all the other Activision employees rise up against him.

Probably not, but itd be nice.
Demonsdown  +   1940d ago
This guy seems to think of law suits as entertainment hes in enough of them most of them to the point of stupidity.
ATi_Elite  +   1940d ago
Activision = Rapetivision
Looks like Bobby KOTEX got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. $1.42 Million is a lot to pay for NOT getting any of Cynthia Madvig's goodies.

What a looser.
evilmonkey501  +   1940d ago
And here IS Ms. Madvig

She was also on the Bachelor.
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SpitFireAce85  +   1940d ago
Bobby Kotick may you get sued till your nut sack falls
Ascalon94  +   1940d ago
Kotick is a punk bitch who needs to hang in the Mogadishu town square from his nut sack, while getting loaded with clip after clip of AK-47 bullets.
XabiTheHumble  +   1940d ago
Thank God!
DarkSpawnClone  +   1940d ago
Yes thank you God,Now please fire him D: he wont suffer I'm sure he has millions of dollars in his pocket to survive! HELP US JESUS!!! <3
Rashonality  +   1940d ago
Mista T  +   1940d ago
*Achievement Unlocked*
Sugreev2001  +   1940d ago
Kotick loses,we gamers win.
GamerEdie  +   1940d ago
While it doesn't surprise me that Bobby Kotick is a co**suc**er of the first order, what does alarm me is how this story is verging on plagiarism with the original LA Times story!!

Really? Are the writers at Computerandvideogames.com so lacking in ability that they need to copy/paste from the LA Times and change a few adjectives to call it their own? It's not hard to rewrite the news and make it original, at least for a good, skilled, professional writer. And given Computerandvideogames.com' s history, I know they are professional.

So it's just laziness of a writer and sloppiness of editing to not catch it. And that's inexcusable — no matter what deadline you're on.
GrrrlGamerX  +   1940d ago
I'm assuming both publications are owned by the same company. If not, that is flat-out plagarism and LA Times should sue.
DarkSpawnClone  +   1940d ago
Haha take that you Greedy bastard,keep it coming.hes going to destroy what we love,he has done nothing good for the common gamer.Now lets knock him down another peg,FIRE HIM ACTIVISION!! This guy is a greedy peace of shit!!..
JonnyBigBoss  +   1940d ago
Hopefully more losses are coming. This guy chooses to be evil. I wish nothing good upon him.
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