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    Activision CEO Kotick Loses Legal Battle
    Bobby Kotick ordered to pay former defense attorney over $1 million.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Activision Blizzard CEO (and perpetual heel of the game industry) Bobby Kotick has lost a $1-million-plus legal battle against his former defense attorney Patricia Glaser.

    The history of the case goes back several years to a sexual harassment suit from 2007. At the time, Kotick shared ownership of a Gulfstream private jet with Andrew Gordon, the head of Goldman Sachs' LA investment banking division. A flight attendant, Cynthia Madvig, alleged that the jet's pilot, Phil Berg, pressured her into joining him for between-flight dinners as his "arm candy." When she refused, Berg reportedly made it his mission to inflict misery upon Madvig -- going as far as forcing her to repeatedly clean the jet's toilets with the pilot "leering" at her.

    Long story short, Madvig filed a complaint with Gordon over the incident, but wound up being fired by Kotick two months later because of the "hostile environment." This lead to a sexual harassment and wrongful termination suit against Kotick, Gordon, and the pilot, with the defense being represented by Los Angeles law firm Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro.

    Glaser claimed the total fee for the company's services was around $1 million, but Kotick cut a check for just $200,000. This lead to yet another case against Kotick and his cohorts, with the California Court of Appeal ordering the defense to pay Glaser's firm $938,458, in addition to $479,898 in legal fees.

    As for the sexual harassment case that set off this entire chain of events, Kotick changed legal council several times, eventually settling with Madvig for $200,000, plus $475,000 in legal expenses. Glaser's firm initially advised the defense to settle for a similar amount, but Kotick allegedly "wanted to destroy the other side and not to pay Ms. Madvig anything."
    Source: http://www.1up.com/news/activision-c...ck-loses-legal


    In all fairness, 1UP.com is biased against Kotick... but so am I.
    Also, this has nothing to do with Blizzard Entertainment.

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    if there is something that will make that fag suffer I am happy

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    Hehe... I was laughing the entire time . Kotick deserves it!

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    Can't... resist... meme...

    "Hell, its about time!"

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    He's probably Batman. That's why he acts so terrible, so people will think of him as a silly and evil idiot. His identity is well-protected by a cloud of douche.
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    Ahh...more Kotick bashing. Always fun.

    They need to lock him in a room somewhere and then throw away the room!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spychi View Post
    if there is something that will make that fag suffer I am happy
    Strange word choice considering it's a law suit for sexual harassment against a female.

    But, yeah, anything that makes this guy suffer makes me happy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    He's probably Batman. That's why he acts so terrible, so people will think of him as a silly and evil idiot. His identity is well-protected by a cloud of douche.
    no, bruce wayne acts like a rich guy that gets what he wants and does it in a badass way.

    kotick = 100% pure dick

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