Activision Blizzard has found another bullet, as a U.S. district judge has dismissed an investor’s lawsuit against the game company.
Last August, a group of investors from Activision Blizzard filed a class action lawsuit against the gambling majority, shortly after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the company for problems with its work culture.
At the time, Activision Blizzard investors claimed that the company had “made false and / or misleading statements and / or failed to disclose a number of alleged problems”, including discrimination, “frat boy work culture”, complaints ” response ”to HR and others.
Yesterday (April 21), the lawsuit class dismissed an action by a U.S. district judge, who said the lawsuit suffered from a “lack of specificity”, according to gamesindustry.biz. However, the judge also noted that investors will be able to review and resubmit their claim within 30 days if the problems are resolved.
“To the extent that the plaintiffs allege that the defendants should have been aware that sexual harassment and discrimination were endemic by virtue of their respective positions in the company, the [primera demanda enmendada] it does not establish the facts necessary to support such a conclusion, “the U.S. District Judge said.
In response to the decision, a spokesman for Activision Blizzard said: “We are pleased with the court’s decision that the plaintiffs were unable to substantiate their claims.”
Activision Blizzard recently settled £ 13.7 million with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the company’s legal case with the DFEH continues.
The DFEH law alleges that Activision Blizzard has cultivated a “frat boy culture in the workplace” in which women are “subject to numerous sexual comments and advances, unwanted groping and touching, and other forms of harassment.” “.
Earlier this month, DFEH’s top attorney resigned, accusing California Governor Gavin Newsom and his office of a prospect in state law against Activision Blizzard.