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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC v. Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. et al
Nature of Suit:
- Altshuler Berzon
- Constantine Cannon
- Irell & Manella
- Kendall Brill
- Mitchell Silberberg
- Paul Hastings
- Rothner Segall
- Wilson Sonsini
- Winston & Strawn
- Creative Artists Agency LLC
- United Talent Agency LLC
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC
- Writers Guild of America East
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April 27, 2020
A California federal judge on Monday trimmed a number of claims from the Writers Guild of America's counter-filings against Hollywood's major talent agencies, which allege the agencies violate antitrust laws by "packaging" talent on film and television projects.
January 24, 2020
Hollywood's major talent agencies urged a California federal judge at a hearing Friday to dump claims by the Writers Guild of America that they're violating antitrust laws by "packaging" talent on film and television projects, saying there's no allegation the practice harmed the guild.
January 07, 2020
A California federal judge declined Tuesday to toss antitrust claims that major Hollywood talent agencies have brought against the television and film writers union over collective action to end "packaging fees" and other agency practices.
December 06, 2019
A California federal judge issued a tentative ruling Friday declining to toss antitrust claims that major Hollywood talent agencies have brought against the television and film writers union over collective action to end so-called "packaging fees" and other agency practices.
December 03, 2019
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.
November 27, 2019
The Justice Department told a federal court it's too early to dismiss a dispute between major Hollywood talent agencies and the television and film writers union, arguing that more facts are needed to determine whether a labor exemption from the antitrust laws applies to the union.
November 18, 2019
Film and TV writers shouldn't be allowed to pursue antitrust counterclaims over packaging talent for specific projects, Hollywood talent agencies have told a California federal judge, calling recent challenges from the Writers Guild of America to practices that they sanctioned for decades "a complete about-face."
November 07, 2019
Hollywood talent agencies urged a California federal court Wednesday not to toss their allegations that the union representing film and television writers is orchestrating an illegal boycott, arguing that the activity goes far beyond any labor exemptions to antitrust law.
October 15, 2019
The union representing film and television writers has asked a California federal court to toss claims from major Hollywood talent agencies in a dispute over fee structures, arguing that its activity is exempt from the antitrust laws.
September 12, 2019
The Writers Guild of America is pushing back on claims that it's delaying litigation in its attack on fee structures used by major Hollywood talent agencies, telling a California federal court it's trying to find an orderly way to hash out competing antitrust allegations in three related cases.