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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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poor poor Activision...not!
Activison has been a bit naught, they should just pay up and get over it before it get any worse, they should have not forced the people to say and continue on the modern warfare franchise if they did not want to, modern warfare is one of the best games/franchise there is, this will certanily put a dent in the games, but that still dose not take away from what an awesome game it is, Activison got greedy and i hope that infinity ward wins the law suit, good luck to them. This just shows what and where greed gets you, a great game and a law suit with a bunch of angry people.
Way to go Activision! I say stick to your guns. I mean, it's worked so far, right? Wait...it hasn't? Oh, you mean firing, manipulating, and essentially stealing from employees ISN'T good business practice? Hmm...go figure!?!
Could Activision possibly piss more people off? You consider this lawsuit + the Jason/Vince lawsuit + all the lawsuits from the guitar hero franchise and you're talking about some serious legal fees.
mw3 is gonna suck
activision can suk my ballz ,forcing them to work? wtf! ,if it aint infinity ward its not call of duty,modern warfare 1 & 2 were the best fps.ive ever played ,then activision gonna go and use there ideas look at cod5 ,thts just ww2 with infinity wards style and materials
and Activision continues to lose street cred with us gamers, in my opinion they are close to shooting themselves in the proverbial foot.... in this case foot =head and killing their company