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EA loses court dismissal, must defend against $400 million suit from Activision

Smuff December 23, 2011 User blog:Smuff
"We’re pleased with the ruling and look forward to proving our case at trial"
— Steven Marenberg

In another step towards the Jason West, et al. vs. Activision Publishing, Inc. court case, Electronic Arts has lost a court bid to dismiss the $400-million charges pressed against them by Activision Blizzard for supposedly interfering with Infinity Ward's inner workings.

California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle, at a hearing yesterday in Los Angeles, denied Electronic Arts’ claim to throw out the case, stating that Activision had indeed provided sufficient evidence for a jury to decide whether or not Electronic Arts broke the law by talking to two creators of Activision’s “Call of Duty” franchise while they were still under a 2 year contract.

While Activision lawyer Steven Marenberg praised the decision, Robert Klieger, a lawyer for Redwood City, Electronic Arts, declined to comment after the hearing.

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