A new court date's been set
for the grand courtroom videogame beatdown of the millennium, aka the
legal battle between Activision, ousted Infinity Ward heads Jason
West/Vince Zampella, and their new patrons at Electronic Arts. The
case will now go to trial May 29, reports Game Informer, revised from
an earlier date of May 7 which was postponed at Activision's request.
Above: Jason West and Vince Zampella, on the offchance you don't know what they look like
Earlier this year, a judge dismissed additional fraud charges brought by West/Zampella against
the House o'Kotick. You can get some background on the case, a chewy
morass of industrial espionage, corporate paranoia, accusations and
countersuits, at our initial story from the suit's early days last
year: Activision targets Electronic Arts in updated lawsuit.
Note that the case's initial court date was May 23 of 2011,
giving you some idea just how many holdups, timeouts, rainchecks,
postponements and miscellaneous legal acts of heel-dragging it's gone
through – and may, for all we know, continue to do. Still, when this does go
ahead, it ought to be worth following by anyone who likes Modern
Warfare but wishes it had more folk in suits yelling “Objection!”
That's all of you, right?