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DOJ and FTC Issue Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Everyone knows that price-fixing among sellers of competing products is illegal, but price-fixing by buyers can also violate the antitrust laws. That is true even in the market for buying services of employees, regardless of...more

Another $50 Million Shoe Drops: DreamWorks Settles Wage-Fixing Class Action

In the latest sequel to the ongoing legal drama, DreamWorks has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action based on DreamWorks conspiring with other animation studios not to poach/hire one another’s employees....more

Luxo Shuts the Lights Out on Disney’s and Pixar’s Merchandising of Luxo Jr.

by Weintraub Tobin on

It is no secret; the Disney Corporation is a marketing and merchandising powerhouse. It has achieved that reputation by capitalizing on almost every marketing and merchandising opportunity that comes its way. If you have...more

The “Up” House is “Up” for Sale

You might remember the 2009 Pixar/Disney 3-D animated movie “Up,” about an aging widower, Carl Frederickson, who learns to let go of his past and live his dream of moving he and his beloved late wife’s “clubhouse” to a cliff...more

Antitrust Class Actions Against Employers: A Silicon Valley Special?

by DLA Piper on

One substitute for non-competes with employees is a no-hire agreement with competing employers. As the continuing litigation toll in the Silicon Valley illustrates, that option is illusory...more

The Employees Strike Back: High Tech & Hollywood Caught Red Handed in Wage-Fixing Class Actions

When you think of a monopoly you probably think of Rich Uncle Pennybags or oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, but maybe you should think of Princess Elsa from Frozen or the iPhone 6 instead. The largest Hollywood animation...more

Employment Law - May 2014

Telecommuting May Constitute A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA - Why it matters: Telecommuting may constitute a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...more

Cars Lawsuit Runs Out of Gas

by BakerHostetler on

The United States Supreme Court recently brought final resolution to Mandeville-Anthony v. Walt Disney Co., a dispute over the ownership of Disney and Pixar’s animated movies “Cars” and “Cars 2,” and the spin-off television...more

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