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Disney finally settles the lawsuit in the wage scandal, which “ends” the suit, but not its implications.

After many months of litigation, the wage fixing scandal that rocked the animation world has finally come to a close. The suit includes many famous studios, including LucasFilm, Pixar, Imageworks and Imagemovers, and now also names Two Pic MC. Variety Continues: The lawsuit was filed in 2014 by Robert Nitsch, a former DreamWorks Animation senior character effects artist; David Wentworth, ...

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Remember the Wage-Fixing Conspiracy Lawsuit? It looks like The Disney Board Knew all of it…

From Cartoon Brew: On September 29, 2015, Disney stockholder Eugene F. Towers filed a lawsuit against key Disney executives, including Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, Walt Disney Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, and Disney COO Thomas Staggs, as well as individual members of the company’s board of directors (pictured above), including chairman and CEO Robert Iger, Twitter ...

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Remember that Wage Fixing Scandal? Its Back On and Its Going to Be Huge.

So, now – possibly the chickens have come to roost. As the Hollywood Reporter stated today: A California federal judge has handed DreamWorks Animation, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures and Blue Sky Studios a big setback in an antitrust lawsuit that examines the way that studios allegedly colluded to deny workers in the visual effects community better work opportunities and better ...

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The Wage Fixing Scandal has Hit a Snag in Court But it Doesnt Mean Its Over.

Key Notes you need to know: Last summer, deposition testimony given by Pixar and Disney President Ed Catmull revealed evidence of collusion with animation industry competitors to fix wages and otherwise damage the careers of their employees. Subsequently, in September 2014, animation industry employee Robert A. Nitsch, Jr. (and soon followed by other employees) Georgia Cano and David Wentworth) ...

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