Halo, Destiny Composer Marty O’Donnell Suing Bungie

Marty O’Donnell, who is best known for his works on Halo and the upcoming Destiny, has failed suit against Bungie, his former employer, just months after claiming he was terminated without cause by the developer.

According to the lawsuit, filed on at the start of May against Bungie’s CEO, Harold Ryan, O’Donnell claims Bungie failed to compensate him for “unused vacation time, paid time off, and other benefits,” according to a report by VentureBeat.

“Ryan has caused Bungie to violate applicable law and the Company’s policies and practices regarding payment of O’Donnell’s accrued but unpaid vacation time, paid time off, sabbatical time, and other benefits,” according to the filing.

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The filing also states Bungie has a policy in place which pays employees the aforementioned benefits, a policy that Ryan and Bungie reportedly promised to honour. O’Donnell is asking for double the reported damages, as there are “other grievances against Bungie and Ryan,” which are, at present, not noted in the currently available documents.

However, a response from Ryan and Bungie, filed at the end of May, states that O’Donnell wasn’t entitled to any benefits he hadn’t already received.

O’Donnell’s tenure at Bungie ended on April 11, almost fourteen years after it began in May, 2000.