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Activision, EA settle lawsuit over execs' leaving

Activision, Electronic Arts settle lawsuit over departure of 'Modern Warfare 2' execs By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Gaming giants Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts have settled a lawsuit over whether EA interfered by recruiting two executives who oversaw the creation of the smash videogame "Modern Warfare 2."

An attorney for Activision announced the settlement during a hearing Wednesday in Los Angeles. Activision had sought $400 million from Electronic Arts Inc., claiming the company met secretly with Jason West and Vincent Zampella while they were still under contract to work on "Modern Warfare" projects.

No details about the settlement were given.

The settlement doesn't affect the upcoming trial over claims by West, Zampella and 40 others that Activision withheld bonuses for "Modern Warfare 2."

Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle refused Activision's request to delay the trial on the developers' claims. It's scheduled to begin May 29.

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