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Settlement reached in TV discrimination cases

22 January 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A slew of television talent agencies, networks and production studios are making it clear that they do not discriminate against older writers. Nevertheless, they're paying $70 million to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit.

It remains to be seen how much money will flow to the 165 plaintiffs who participated in the class-action suit, and attorneys for both parties involved in the 10-year battle say they are not allowed to talk about Friday's settlement, which is subject to final approval by California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles.

Sources close to the situation calculate that those who joined the class action early are eligible for amounts ranging from $70,000-$140,000, and in some cases more. Those who joined later could get about 40% less, and a minimum amount has been set at $250.

The proposed formula for determining how much each plaintiff gets already is drawing heat, though the details of that formula are still being ironed out. »

- By Paul Bond

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