DOJ Denied Cameo In Hollywood Writers Row

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has rejected a request from the Justice Department to argue at a hearing later this week that it's too soon to toss group boycott claims filed by major Hollywood talent agencies against the television and film writers union.

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. on Monday issued a one-page order denying the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to appear during oral arguments Dec. 6 for a motion to dismiss from the Writers Guild of America. The order did not give a reason for rejecting the request.

Several Hollywood talent agencies accuse the WGA of instituting an illegal...

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