Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News


DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Sony Pictures, Move to Dismiss Wage Fixing Class Action Suit

seven dwarfs class action suit

DreamWorks Animation, Disney and Sony Pictures have all sought the dismissal of a class action suit that was brought against them for wage fixing. The suit was brought by digital animation workers and deals specifically with the production of animated films.

The three studios have filed a motion to have the suit brought by digital artists David Wentworth, Robert Nitsch Jr. and Georgia Cano dismissed based on its having been filed after the passage of the time limit under the statute of limitations. They also pointed out that the US Department of Justice had already investigated the allegations and found no wrongdoing.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

The papers that they filed with the court read, “the present plaintiffs did not bring litigation either in response to the DOJ investigation or after the High-Tech cases were filed. Instead, they waited nearly five years after the
DOJ commenced its investigation. In an effort to manufacture new claims not covered by the HighTech lawsuits, plaintiffs assert that animation studios, other than High-Tech defendants Pixar and Lucasfilm, also participated in the alleged conspiracy. However, plaintiffs’ attempt is futile as a matter of law and comes far too late. The statutes of limitations for their claims expired long ago.”

They further stated, “Plaintiffs allege no facts to support their improbable theory that the challenged conduct continued beyond the DOJ investigation, the consent judgments with some defendants, and the HighTech litigation. In fact, they cite no allegedly wrongful communications or actions at all within the past five years. Instead, they refer to communications and actions by some defendants that occurred before
the DOJ investigation and then conclusorily assert that defendants’ alleged conduct continued despite the obvious peril of conspiring in the face of such intense scrutiny. Under settled law, the Court should not credit such conclusory and implausible allegations to plead around the four-year limitations period. That is particularly true given that plaintiffs have obtained extensive pre-complaint discovery and the High-Tech public record, and purportedly have interviewed roughly 80 former industry employees.”



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.