Activision boss Bobby Kotick has lost a legal battle against one of California's most notorious attorneys.
I'm always happy when something bad happens to this guy. Does that make me a bad person?
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.
"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.
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.
How can the board of directors still keep this guy a CEO is way beyond me!
$1,500,000...thats about 2 weeks pay for Bob...
I looked for his pictures on google, and he is obviously a jew, this sickens me.
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...
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.
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.
Being anti-jewish does not mean your an anti-semite. Semite's include arabs, christians and jews.
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.
we all hope Bobby runs into this guy http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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.
"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.
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.
Kotick's even more overpayed than the lawyers though
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.
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!
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.
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: http://ccwalters.com/2010/0... 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.
Good news! I hope this fuk loses the IW case and gets fired.
Kotick hates gamers, developers and now women... And in turn, the world hates him.
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.
I don't care if he was innocent but YAY
ya, who cares, take his money away and give acti a real ceo
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!"
well said i dont like the guy but dont let personal opinions cloud judgement.
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
Every thing bad that happens to Bobby, is the best news of the week for gamers... So yes it is.
yes, this is the happiest day of my life. Party at my place
Drunk white girls for all! First dibs. :P
ill bring a 30 pack
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.
I am going to try that... Sounds nasty lol
Good this guy is a douche
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.
man, this is a useless article.
^^^^ New to N4G. LOL.
this cracked me up!
You can take his money, you can even kill him if you want, no one cares about him.
Can I get that in writing?
This is almost as satisfying as hearing about a new game announcement!
Being sued by your own attorney is epic fail worthy.
Cant wait till he loses the Infinity Ward case :)
Good and I hope someone smacked him in the face while leaving the room Boycott activision
Should we feel sorry for this "Satan" of Gaming, or kick him while he's down? ....I know what I'm gonna do ^^
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.
Good news, ye this is related to gaming because every gamer wants to se bobby kotick suffer xD
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
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
Maybe these will make all the other Activision employees rise up against him. Probably not, but itd be nice.
This guy seems to think of law suits as entertainment hes in enough of them most of them to the point of stupidity.
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.
http://t2.gstatic.com/image... She was also on the Bachelor.
Bobby Kotick may you get sued till your nut sack falls off.
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.
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
THANK YOU LORD
Kotick loses,we gamers win.
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.
I'm assuming both publications are owned by the same company. If not, that is flat-out plagarism and LA Times should sue.
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!!..
Hopefully more losses are coming. This guy chooses to be evil. I wish nothing good upon him.