Court refuses Activision request to pause DFEH suit over alleged ethics violations

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

Request denied less than a week after it was filed, judge did not elaborate on reasoning

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The Los Angeles County Court has denied Activision Blizzard’s request to hold off the State of California lawsuit it faces following reports of potential ethics violations.

The suit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing back in July was criticised by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which claimed two DFEH attorneys previously served on the EEOC’s own investigation that led to a separate lawsuit.

That lawsuit led to a proposed $18 million settlement which the DFEH objected to, claiming it

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