HBO Tentatively Freed From 'Luck' Whistleblower Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A California judge indicated Wednesday she would free co-defendant HBO Inc. from a suit alleging the American Humane Association illegally fired a worker for reporting animal abuse on the horse racing drama “Luck,” saying California does not recognize a claim for aiding and abetting a wrongful termination.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis appeared to agree with HBO and the producers of “Luck” that they could not be sued over Barbara Casey's termination because they were not her employer. She claimed HBO and Stewart Productions...
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