The Delaware Supreme Court has sided with Activision-Blizzard
in a lawsuit that was seeking to stop the planned split from corporate parent Vivendi
. The suit was filed by shareholders
who believe that Acti-Blizz's bid to become an independent entity would "disproportionately benefit" CEO Bobby Kotick
and "an elite group of investors," according to Gamasutra
With the legal obstacles now removed, Activision-Blizzard expects to complete the deal by October 15th.