West-Zampella claim grows to '$1bn'

West-Zampella claim grows to '$1bn'
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

May 17th 2012 at 12:25AM

Quarterly investors report sheds light on legal proceedings

The damages claimed by Infinity Ward developers Jason West and Vince Zampella against Activision have grown to over $1billion, according to the publisher's quarterly SEC filing.

The two sued Activision for $36 million after the two were dismissed from the company for "breaches of contract and insubordination" on March 1, 2010.

The pair filed suit on March 3, and Activision filed a counter-suit on April 9, 2010, alleging the pair had been in contact with EA, and violating the terms of their contract.

EA was added as a defendant in the countersuit on January 18 of 2011, but the case was resolved in a surprise settlement announced today by the two companies.

The Activision Q4 SEC filing claims the damages sought by West-Zampella grew during disovery to exceed a billion dollars, in addition to declamatory relief.

The trial of the case will begin on May 29th, after Activision's request for a thirty day extension be granted to allow Beth Wilkinson, the recently appointed head attorney for the company's claim, to prepare.