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Activision and EA settle their differences in Infinity Ward lawsuit

Activision and EA settle their differences in Infinity Ward lawsuit

May 16, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

May 16, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Publishers Activision and Electronic Arts on Wednesday revealed that they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit over former Infinity Wards heads Jason West and Vince Zampella.

Back in December 2010, Activision filed a complaint against EA claiming it had intentionally poached the developers from Infinity Ward to start Respawn Entertainment. That dispute is now over, though the publishers did not disclose the terms of their settlement.

"Activision and EA have agreed to put this matter behind them," read a joint statement from the publishers.

This move, however, will not affect the existing lawsuit between Activision and West and Zampella, which is set to go to court on May 29.

Activision initially filed its cross-complaint against EA on the grounds that that the publisher had allegedly met with West and Zampella when the pair were still under contract at Infinity Ward.

This suit followed a case from earlier in the year, when West and Zampella sued Activision to argue that the publisher broke its contract when it abruptly fired the developers in 2010. Earlier today, evidence arose that Activision tried to hack into emails and otherwise seek evidence to justify firing the former Infinity Ward leads.


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