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Two Ninth Circuit judges considering the state of California's bids to intervene in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's $18 million sexual harassment and retaliation settlement with Activision Blizzard expressed their frustrations with the appeal Tuesday, saying they're "disappointed" the agencies couldn't work together.
In the next week, attorneys should watch for oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit regarding whether a California agency and a worker should be allowed to intervene in an EEOC sexual harassment and discrimination case against video game company Activision Blizzard. Here's a look at that case and other labor and employment matters coming up in the Golden State.
The Ninth Circuit will consider whether California can muscle in on an EEOC sex discrimination suit against Activision Blizzard, while the Second Circuit weighs an MLB umpire's race bias suit and the Seventh Circuit mulls the scope of a religious exemption to anti-discrimination law. Here, Law360 previews three appellate argument sessions discrimination lawyers should watch in June.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has urged the Ninth Circuit to reject California's request to intervene in a sexual harassment case against Activision Blizzard that ended with an $18 million settlement, arguing that the state presented only speculative concerns about the deal.
The state of California has asked the Ninth Circuit for the second time to allow it to intervene in a high-profile case in which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission struck an $18 million sexual harassment and retaliation settlement with Activision Blizzard.