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Blizzard legal head Hart departs firm

Blizzard legal head Hart departs firm

Blizzard's chief legal officer Claire Hart has departed the World of Warcraft maker.

Hart announced her departure on LinkedIn after over three years working for the games firm. In addition to heading up all things legal for Blizzard, she also did the same for Activision and parent company Activision Blizzard in APAC and China.

"The past three years have been full of unexpected twists and turns, but I feel honored to have worked with and met so many great people at Blizzard and across the Activision Blizzard businesses," she wrote.

There's no indication that this is related to the legal troubles that Activision Blizzard has found itself in within the last year or so. The firm is being sued by California's Department for Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) over allegations of a toxic working culture. That suit as been expanded to included contractors as well as employees, with DFEH claiming that the company has destroyed evidence.

Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard is also the subject of a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board from the Communications Workers of America union, in which it is accused of illegal union busting.

Then there's the newly-unveiled SEC investigation into Activision Blizzard that has seen CEO Kotick among the execs subpoenaed.

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