The ugly court battle between Activision and its former employees has gotten even uglier.
The lawyer in Activision's case against Call of Duty's creators, Beth Wilkinson, who was only hired last week as a replacement, has asked for the trial's commencement date to be pushed back by 30 days so she can "get up to speed". [BW]
Denying request for summary judgment, the Los Angeles Superior Court gave Activision the green light to go to trial with its $400 million contract interference lawsuit against Electronic Arts over Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella.
Last year, Vince Zampella and Jason West - heads of Infinity Ward and the creators of the Call of Duty franchise - abruptly resigned from the studio and formed a new company.
"Don't worry about it. It's impossible for you guys to get fired," Activision boss Bobby Kotick told Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella in 2008, according to a new cross-complaint filed today in a Los Angeles court.
A California judge ruled this week that Activision Blizzard Inc. has enough evidence to proceed with their $400 million lawsuit against Electronic Arts over the loss of developers Jason West and Vince Zampella. The Modern Warfare suite kicked off a flurry or suits and counter-suits, each one more fanciful and surreal…