Fox V. Netflix Ruling Strengthens Employment Contracts

Law360 (November 26, 2019, 5:26 PM EST) -- In a major development in the ongoing litigation between media titans Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Netflix Inc., a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled that Fox is entitled to an injunction prohibiting Netflix from further soliciting Fox employees who are subject to valid fixed-term employment agreements with Fox, or inducing such employees to breach their agreements.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marc D. Gross issued a 48-page tentative ruling on Monday in which he found that Netflix had violated California’s Unfair Competition Law by inducing two Fox employees (Marcos Waltenberg and Tara Flynn) to breach the fixed-term...

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