Talent Agency, Writers Settle Age Bias Suit For $4.5M

Law360, New York (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Television writers alleging industrywide age discrimination have settled one of 23 pending lawsuits and won $4.5 million from International Creative Management, one of Hollywood's “big four” talent agencies.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Emile Elias is expected to hear and rule on the settlement terms later this year, the writers said.

After eight years of litigation and extensive arms-length negotiations, a class of about 10,000 TV writers who are older than 40 and live in New York and Los Angeles won the settlement from ICM, according...
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