Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. settled claims over the game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
Well, I think it's for the best anyways even though I wanted Activision to lose the case. But we weren't [most likely] given the full details or honest truths on either side, so I can't remain too biased. Hopefully, we can learn more about their settlement.
I doubt we will ever know the truth for either sides. @Hufandpuf Think it was Activision the ones that settle more than EA. First they was asking for extension due hiring a different lawyer. Then this whole mess about hiring some guy to hack West and Zampella computer to get dirt on them. My guess is after Thomas Fenady testified about what he did for Activision, Activision didn't want to take a chance of getting into serious trouble so they wanted to settle. Hiring someone to hack is just as bad as hacking something yourself. The settlement must been good for Zampella/West/EA to agree, instead of pursuing this lawsuit any further. Not to mention legal fees for both sides is probably was stacking up.
West and Zampella haven't settled with Activision. Only EA did. Considering Activision was the one suing EA, it looks like EA is the one who payed up. You don't sue someone and then, say "forget about it, we were wrong, here's a couple million and lets forget this ever happened". You settle when you want to avoid the truth coming out to the public. The truth is EA has had their share of bad publicity and they can't afford any more. @Pekolie Employees are free to leave whenver they want unless you are on a contract, which Vince and Zampella were. The contract states they aren't allowed to meet with other companies while working for Activison. According to Activision, Vince and Zampella violated that rule on top of being bad employees and forcing Activision to fire them.(allegedly)
I wonder why Zampella didn't go for everything. It must have been a good settlement deal.
Acti's reason for sewing was ridiculous anyway. Activision, YOU dont own your employee's. If they want to leave your company they can. This isnt syndicate ffs... Hold on a minute... EA made that game lol.
West and Zampella didn't settle anything ... this was ONLY EA and Activistion... West and Zampella still get the chance to kick Activision is the teeth!! West and Zamp FTW!!
Activision sure has alot of problems with people eh? I mean their's them having to pay the ex developers of MW2 and their getting sued by Novalogic.
EA must have paid Activision to settle. I wouldn't be surprised if EA and Activision had a deal setup where Activision had to pay the 42 mill to IW and EA had to pay Activision back the 42 mill to clear their name. In the end Activision looks good for paying IW the money they were owed and EA's name is cleared, but at the same time Activision probably didn't lose anything because they were paid by EA to clear their name. I'm kind of starting to think maybe EA did try to snatch up West and Zampella because they have a guilty conscience and EA is a very shady company and has been dying to take down CoD However, I still believe West and Zampella are innocent and had no intentions to bounce out of their contract early. Activision still owes them money, but I think this whole thing was started by EA, I get that feeling.
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