The lights are on
The never-ending saga of Infinity Ward vs. Activision continues
today with a new lawsuit, this time brought about by 38 plaintiffs that
are calling themselves the "Infinity Ward Employee Group." G4 obtained a
copy of the lawsuit, which contains many details.These IW
employees are looking to recover between $75 million and $125 million
from Activision. This range takes into consideration numerous unpaid
bonuses and other compensation deriving from MW2's massive sales
numbers.Bruce Isaacs, an attorney from the group, spoke with G4
on the phone today:"Activision owes my clients approximately $75
million to $125 million dollars," said Issacs, "Activision has withheld
most of the money to force many of my people to stay, some against
their will, so that they would finish the delivery of Modern Warfare 3.
That is not what they wanted to do. Many of them. My clients' entitled
to their money. Activision has no right to withhold their money - our
money."According to the lawsuit, this group is alleging that
Activision "improperly withheld this specifically identifiable sum of
money from the members of IWEG in order to force them to keep working
for Activision so that Activision could receive delivery of Modern
Warfare 3." It claims that they did so "in an attempt to force
employees of Infinity Ward to continue to work at a job that many of
them did not want just so Activision could force them to complete the
development, production and delivery of Modern Warfare 3."The
list of plaintiffs is as follows: Todd Alderman, Frank Gigliotti, Roger
Abrahamsson, Brad Allen, Mohammad Alavi, Richard Baker, Chad Barb,
Keith Bell, Chris Cherubini, Taihoon William Cho, Chris Dionne, Joel
Emslie, Robert Field, Steve Fuduka, Robert Gaines, Chance Glasco,
Preston Glenn, Joel Gompert, Chad Grenier, Mark Grigsby, John Haggerty,
Jacob Michael Keating, Chris Lambert, Ryan Lastimosa, Fairfax S.
McCandlish IV, Jason McCord, Brent Mcleod, John Paul Messerly, Stephen
Miller, Zied Rieke, Jon Shiring, John Slayback, Richard Smith, Geoffery
Smith, Jiesang Song, Todd Sue, Rayme C. Vinson and Lei Yang.It's
worth noting that not all of these employees have left the company as
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The drama continues............
so now about half of the team is leaving WOW
That's a lot of money... But only a fraction of what MW2 made Activision.
This will be interesting to see who gets paid or not eventually.
Wow activision is looking ever-worse. might just be better to give in to the lawsuit...
so much coverage i'm getting my story confused... once this is all over i hope you do a recap, summarizing it all.. be sure to include twists, fight scenes and that the main character gets the girl... Maybe you could get Micheal Bay to direct the movie adaptation.
Wow this is just getting worse and worse. I wonder if we will ever get modern warfare 3.
Uhhh... Activision= New Tiger Woods of Video gaming. IWEG needs to win!! They can make that new series they want to make and hopefully MWF 3!!
Now I wish I worked at IW even more!
Why can't we get Judge Judy to handle this once and for all?
WTF is Activision doing forcing those people to work for them? Activision is really going down, without call of duty they are going down. Tony Hawk Games are not going to help them, because we have SKATE from EA. Are we starting to see Activision getting erased from this MAP?
I do agree activision is looking more like the bad guy as the story goes on.
Ha! Take that activision.
Infinity Ward fights back! I hope they get the money they deserve. Activision can suck it.
Quick! Fall back on plan B. Aka Blizzard
Wow. I do love reading about this continuing scandal. Not because of what is happening to Infinity Ward and its employees (it's sad really), but because this shows the world (yet again) how greedy Activision remains.
Excellent, a second front against Activision. What an excellent world it would be for gamers if they destroyed the suits of Activision and all that was left were the creative and hardworking minds.