State Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle of Los Angeles has agreed with Activision that one of Vince Zampella and Jason West's fraud claims against Activision should not be allowed to go forward. One of them still stands, however.
The two men accuse Activision of firing them in order to avoid paying them millions in royalties for the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, however the publishing giant maintains that they were fired due to the two holding secret talks with Electronic Arts, which was in breach of their contracts. As such, in December 2010, Activision filed a $400 million lawsuit against EA.
A trial for any remaining claims is scheduled for May 7th 2012. The case is known as West v. Activision, SC107041, California Superior Court (Los Angeles County).