Jason West and Vince Zampella filed a lawsuit against Activision for breach of contract and now a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to support allegations of fraud, based on the claims that Activision knowingly fired the pair before royalty payments were due.
This follows news from March that Activision's counter suit against EA will also go to trial, after a Judge found that Activision had sufficient claims against EA.
It's a complicated situation. West and Zampella claim that Activision owe them roughly $125 million in unpaid royalties, whilst Activision believe that EA had called and urged the pair to leave despite the fact they were under contract.
Unless the two reach a settlement, it looks like this argument will be settled in court.
West and Zampella Case Likely To Go To Trial [Gamasutra]