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Activision finally reaches settlement with West, Zampella
A settlement has finally been reached between Activision and ex-Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella. According to the LA Times’ Ben Fritz, “All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential.”
In addition, according to Respawn Entertainment, “All parties to the litigation have reached a settlement of the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential.” All I can say is finally. Back in 2010, West and Zampella sued Activision because they were fired before they could collect the promised royalties from the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. As part of a separate lawsuit, Activision coughed up $42 million to the Infinity Ward Employee Group, composed of 38 current and former IW employees.
This separate payment, however, was part of Activision’s own investigation into its counter-suit against West and Zampella, with EA, their new publisher, as their defendant. EA and Activision reached a settlement back in May, though West and Zampella’s claim rose to $1 billion. Damn.