TV Writers Snare $70M Age Bias Settlement

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 1:55 PM EST) -- CBS Corp., Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and National Broadcasting Co. Inc. are among the major players that have agreed to fork over $70 million to settle allegations that television networks, Hollywood studios and talent agencies discriminated against older television writers.

The parties announced Friday that a settlement had been reached in 19 protracted cases in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles alleging the entertainment industry unfairly favors younger television writers, providing $70 million to two classes composed of professional television writers...
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