Judge: Activision's suit against EA and former IW heads can proceed

A California judge has ruled that the lawsuit filed by Activision against former Infinity Ward studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West can move forward. EA originally filed to dismiss the case after Activision claimed that its rival colluded with West and Zampella while they were still under contract, but California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle decided today that there was enough evidence for the case to go on towards trial.

EA can still file a request for a summary judgment, so there's still one more option for the courts to reject Activision's claims of collusion and avoid actually going to trial. If that request isn't filed or the judgment doesn't eventually pass, then the lawsuit itself is set to go to trial in May of this year.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.