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State of California Intervenes to Stop Riot Games Gender Discrimination Settlement

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:43pm

Two state agencies are trying to vastly increase the payout and address alleged inadequacies in the non-monetary terms of the proposed $10 million settlement.

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Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment, Unequal Pay at Riot Games

Seeking class-action status, new lawsuit claims the ‘League of Legends’ developer operates under a ‘men-first’ ‘bro culture’ in which harassment and inappropriate behavior go unchecked.

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Disney, Viacom Targets of Potential Class-Action Privacy Lawsuits

Disney and Viacom-owned Nickelodeon allegedly in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act with the use of illegal tracking methods in mobile games such as ‘Disney Princess Palace Pets’ and ‘Llama Spit Spit.’

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Fox, Paramount & Crystal Dynamics Named Defendants in MOVA Lawsuit

MOVA developers suing Disney and Marvel for IP Infringement expand lawsuit to include ‘Deadpool,’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ features and ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ video game.

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Lawsuit: MOVA Developers Suing Disney & Marvel for IP Infringement

Intellectual property lawsuit alleges Disney, Marvel and others knowingly infringed copyrights, trademarks, and/or patents by using stolen CG technology in blockbuster movies.

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Disney Makes $100 Million Settlement with Animation Workers in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed workers in December 2014 on behalf of animation and VFX workers covers Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Two Pic MC, formerly known as ImageMovers.

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DreamWorks Animation Makes $50 Million Settlement in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Comcast-owned studio reaches a settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed in December 2014 claiming it and other Hollywood studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Sued for Possible Side Deal in Comcast-DreamWorks Animation Merger

Class-action lawsuit filed by minority DWA shareholder Ann Arbor City Employees Retirement Systems seeks a share of the profits from an alleged side deal that took place as part of the $3.8 billion merger deal back in April.

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Digital Domain Blocked from Using MOVA Tech

District Court Judge John S. Tigar issues preliminary injunction blocking the use of the Academy Award-winning facial motion capture technology by all its licensees, including Digital Domain.

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Disney, DreamWorks Animation Appealing Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

New petition raises questions about the statute of limitations for the class-action lawsuit alleging that studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements.

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Sony Joins Blue Sky in Settlement of Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Sony and other studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements will see a payout of roughly $13 million to the initial plaintiffs and other class members.

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Blue Sky Reaches Settlement in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement provides for a cash payment of almost $6 million, with $10,000 for each of the named plaintiffs; hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for June 16.

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Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

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Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

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Disney, DreamWorks & Sony Hit with New, Consolidated Lawsuit

Three class-action lawsuits over anti-poaching and wage-fixing deals by Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and other animation studios have been consolidated into a single complaint under the jurisdiction of antitrust federal judge Lucy Koh.

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DreamWorks Animation Hit With Investor Class Action Lawsuit

Plaintiff alleges that DreamWorks “made false and/or misleading financial statements, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the company's business, operations, prospects and performance.”

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California Art Institutes Settle Lawsuit with $4.4M Agreement

Students at the for-profit California Art Institutes could get part of their education paid for under a $4.4 million settlement between the City of San Francisco and parent company Educational Management Corporation.