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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Guess infinity ward is not going to be infinite....
Power to the Players
Well... see you later Activision!
this just keeps getting worse and worse
Goodbye Infinity Ward. Thanks for the memories...
This is the downfall...I'm not a betting man but i'd say IW and Activision will be dormant for quite some time in the development game following these problem if not splinter into nothing.
SHARE THE WEALTH!
This makes Activision look like a$$holes.
At this rate infinity wards gonna dissolve and activistion's gonna lose one of their prized cash cows. nice job shooting yourself in the foot, idiots...
Will be interesting to see if this ever settles and for how much.
Soooo Modern Warfare 3 is gonna be HORRIBLE
If they force them to make MW3, IW would probably add a level of sniping bobby kotchick
Man, if this continues I think Activision is gonna [sleep with the fishes] be in a very tight situation.
I think they should make the game. However, make it the worst shooter to come out in years. And watch sales plummet. Just as a big middle finger to Activision.
Activision will probably win this, I'm sure everybody signed a contract
activision is taking it in the butt. rightfully so too. you can't just not pay someone for putting out one of the most sucsessfull games ever
Wow for the people that are suing but haven't left yet, that has to be really awkward.