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La corte superior de Los Angeles ha dicho que Activision puede seguir adelante con el juicio por jurado en contra de EA. Según Activision, Electronic Arts  interfirió con el contrato de dos de sus ex-trabajdores. El juez Elihu Berle ha dado la luz verde para continuar con el juicio porque según él hay evidencia suficiente. En el siguiente comunicado de prensa, Activision dice que West y Zampella “no cumplieron con sus contratos ni con el deber de lealtad a Activision por conducta insubordinada e impropia, y que la mala conducta de West y Zampella fue causada, al menos en parte, por la manipulación ilegal de EA”.

Los abogados de ambos ex-trabajadores de Activision dicen que el despido de ellos “fue sin mérito para negarles el dinero que ganaron” y “que los reclamos de Activision contra EA son un cortina de humo, buscando distraer atención de la conducta atroz de Activision a Jason, Vince, y el resto del equipo de Infinity Ward”.

El juicio se realizará a partir del 7 de mayo de 2012.

Source/Fuente: Kotaku.com [http://kotaku.com/5870631/theres-no-stopping-the-epic-call-of-duty-lawsuit].

[English – Press Release]

California Superior Court Finds Activision Publishing May Proceed With Jury Trial In Suit Against Electronic Arts

Motions Filed for Summary Judgment by Electronic Arts, Former Employees West and Zampella Denied

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI),  announced that the Los Angeles Superior Court has denied a motion brought by Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) for summary judgment, thereby permitting Activision to proceed to trial on its $400 million contract-interference suit against EA..  At a hearing held yesterday, December 21, 2012, Judge Elihu Berle denied EA’s motion, finding that the evidence presented by Activision supplied a basis for a jury to potentially conclude both that EA had intentionally interfered with Activision’s employment agreements with former Call of Duty game developers, Jason West and Vince Zampella, and that EA had aided and abetted West and Zampella’s breach of fiduciary duties to Activision.  A related summary judgment motion put forth by West and Zampella was also denied.

In the suit Activision alleges that West and Zampella breached their contracts and duty of loyalty to Activision by conduct that was insubordinate and otherwise improper and that West and Zampella’s misconduct was caused, at least in part, by EA’s unlawful tampering.  A jury trial in the case is scheduled to begin on May 7, 2012.

About Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading positions across the major categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.

Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France,Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea and China.  More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company’s website,www.activisionblizzard.com.

SOURCE Activision Publishing, Inc.

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