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  • Activision Blizzard Settles Lawsuit

    EmploymentLitigation

    As was widely reported, Paul, Weiss client Activision Blizzard, Inc. settled a lawsuit with two former executives over payment and royalties for the development of popular video game titles including "Call of Duty". Activision did not disclose details of the settlement, which was announced just before the parties went to trial in a Los Angeles state court.

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  • Pro Bono Client Obtains Victory in
    VOLS Unemployment Insurance Case

    Pro BonoEmploymentLitigation

    Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in an unemployment insurance case with pro bono partner Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS). As a participant in the VOLS Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project, the firm represents clients whose employers have objected to their receipt of unemployment insurance benefits. In this most recent case, the New York State Department of Labor had denied the claimant unemployment benefits based upon a finding that she was terminated for misconduct.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Victory for
    Apollo Investment Corporation

    Employment

    Paul, Weiss achieved a victory for our client Apollo Investment Corporation (AIC) on Friday when Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted our motion to dismiss in an age discrimination suit brought by the former CEO and Chairman of a company in which AIC is a minority equity investor.

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  • Paul, Weiss Achieves Victory for Financial Company in Putative Class Action

    A major financial company in achieving a victory in a putative class action brought by current and former employees alleging that certain provisions of their employment agreements violated California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL). The Court dismissed all claims, agreeing that the forfeiture and acceleration provisions did not violate the noncompete provisions of the UCL and that the plaintiffs had failed to plead facts to support their remaining claims.

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