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Report: Activision may have paid 'tens of millions' to West, Zampella

When ex-Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella settled their lawsuit with Activision, it was sudden, shocking, and most of all, secret. Activision paid out an undisclosed sum to West and Zampella just before a full trial was set to begin, and while it is expected the exact amount may...

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West, Zampella settle with Activision in Infinity Ward lawsuit [Update: Acti, Respawn, EA comment]

Ex-Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella have settled their lawsuit with Activision. "All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential," the LA Times' Ben Fritz reports. West and Zampella sued Activision in 2010, after Activision...

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Activision paid Infinity Ward over $493 million in bonuses since 2003

Hard numbers are starting to come out of the Activision v. Infinity Ward case as things continue to ramp up towards the actual trial, which is currently slated to take place next month. Specifically, Activision revealed during a hearing last Friday that it has paid out in excess of $493 million in...

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West and Zampella on Activision lawsuit and 'Project Icebreaker'

Jason West and Vince Zampella have lived with their impending lawsuits from (and against) Activision to be bemused about the whole thing. "[Activision] said, 'He orchestrated his own ­firing' - I will never forget that," said West in a Game Informer interview, prompting Zampella to add "We're...

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Lawsuit outs West and Zampella's salaries, bonuses at Infinity Ward: Projected $13M bonus in 2010

Former Infinity Ward studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella had projected salaries of $420,000 in 2009, with projected bonuses of more than $3 million each, emails between Activision bosses in 2009 show. The spreadsheet lists the expected salaries of the top 20 Infinity Ward employees in 2009...

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EA and Activision settle in Call of Duty lawsuit

EA and Activision have reached a settlement in a lawsuit that began two years ago, pertaining to the departure of Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella. EA had been accused of secretly recruiting the pair while they were still at Activision. No details about the settlement are currently...

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Activision pays $42 million to Infinity Ward Employee Group

Activision has paid out $42 million to the "Infinity Ward Employee Group," which sued Activision in 2010 seeking profits from Modern Warfare 2. A source speaking to Polygon said that the payment was not a settlement; rather, Activision's discovery phase (for its own lawsuit against former Infinity...

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Infinity Ward suit against Activision going to trial

After languishing in the legal system for over a year, the lawsuit filed against Activision by Infinity Ward founders Vincent Zampella and Jason West appears to be moving forward, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports that a Los Angeles judge has ruled that Zampella and...

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Pachter: West, Zampella have no chance of getting Modern Warfare rights

In addition to being the official economic soothsayer of the gaming industry, Michael Pachter knows a thing or two about legal affairs. Actually, he has a pair of law degrees, so odds are good that he knows more than two things. Regardless, he recently sounded off to IndustryGamers about former...

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Judge: Activision's suit against EA and former IW heads can proceed

A California judge has ruled that the lawsuit filed by Activision against former Infinity Ward studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West can move forward. EA originally filed to dismiss the case after Activision claimed that its rival colluded with West and Zampella while they were still under...

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