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Dec. 4, 2020, 9:35 PM

Activision Sues Netflix Over Hiring of Former Finance Chief (1)

Patricia Hurtado
Patricia Hurtado
Bloomberg News

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. sued Netflix Inc., claiming the video-streaming service engaged in a yearslong campaign of unlawfully poaching executives, including by hiring its former chief financial officer.

Activision claims Netflix interfered with the contact of the executive, Spencer Neumann, by offering to pay him in advance to cover his legal fees.

Spencer Neumann.
Source: The Walt Disney Co.

“Netflix unapologetically recruits talent without regard to its ethical and legal obligations,” Activision said in the complaint filed Friday in state court in Los Angeles.

Activision is suing for intentional interference, unfair competition, and aiding and abetting. It seeks a court order to ...

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