Things are about to get messy when it comes to the state of California’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, with a federal agency accusing lawyers leading the state’s case of ethical violations that could potentially be against state law.
Back in July, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued Activision Blizzard, citing widespread sexual harassment and discrimination. Subsequent investigations emerged, including a lawsuit from the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). That lawsuit was swiftly settled, with Activision Blizzard agreeing to pay out $18 million in a settlement to make amends to victims. Any money that remains unclaimed by victims will be donated to relevant charities.
The DFEH, however, is legally objecting to the settlement, saying it could potentially damage its case, as the settlement may lead to the sealing, destruction, or tampering of evidence critical to the state’s investigation.
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