Activision Blizzard lawsuit dismissed, investors allowed to refile

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A federal judge has dismissed an investor lawsuit against Activision Blizzard but will allow the plaintiffs to revise their complaint and refile within 30 days.

According to Gamesindustry.biz:

The investor lawsuit described Activision Blizzard as a “breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women.”

US District Judge Anderson said that while the case argued that certain individuals knew about the investigations, it suffered from “a lack of particularity.”

He added, “To the extent plaintiffs allege that defendants must have known sexual harassment and discrimination were endemic by virtue of their respective positions at the company, the [first amended complaint] does not establish the requisite facts to support such a conclusion.”

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced it is buying Activision Blizzard. So it is certainly possible that the issue will not resolve and Microsoft will inherit the legal liabilities from the embattled video game publisher.

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