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Infinity Ward Collects $42M in Royalties

The Verge has word that Activision has paid out $42 million in royalties to the group known as the "Infinity Ward Employee Group" who sued the publisher in 2010 over unpaid royalties from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Word is this is not a settlement, and the group is entitled to pursue their litigation as they say they are still owed more money. The group's attorney calls the payment a "cynical attempt to look good before the jury trial," and "although it is a meaningful payment it is only a small portion of what we are seeking in litigation. It is outrageous that they made us wait, they obviously knew they owed the money and this just shows that they breached the contract." The story suggests Activision was withholding these payments in the belief they might harm their case in their ongoing legal battle with former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella. Thanks Develop.

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"Activision owes my clients approximately $75 million to $125 million dollars," Isaacs told G4 in 2010. G4 reported that "the suit alleges at least $54 million is still due from 2009 profits alone," with unpaid bonuses owed past that. The group is also seeking an additional $75 to $500 million in "punitive damages."

Go get em. Activision tried to extort money from these guys plain and simple. We'll fire em and during the lawsuit we'll offer to settle and we'll pay em pennies on the dollar. Easy money. They don't have the money to take us to court. High Five, let's go see who wants to run IW on 60k a year. This is your new job or you're fired. And you know what happens to people we fire...
 
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