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U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real set the trial date on Thursday, 10 days after he narrowed the issues in a hearing in his Los Angeles courtroom.
Judge Real set May 19 as the final pre-trial conference and said memoranda of contentions of facts and law, exhibit lists and witness lists would have to be filed by April 28 — which will also serve as the discovery cut-off date.
Attorneys for the union have labeled the suit “frivolous” and a “waste of time,” but the plaintiffs have pledged that they will proceed.
The suit alleges that SAG-aftra has improperly withheld funds and stonewalled requests for information about $130 million held in trust by the union — including domestic residuals and foreign royalties collected by the »
- Dave McNary
A Federal Court Judge has granted SAG-aftra’s motion to dismiss much of a suit filed by Ed Asner and others that claimed the union had under-paid members on foreign residuals, the union said Monday. “We basically got everything we asked for and the vast bulk of the plaintiff’s frivolous complaint has been dismissed, as it should have been,” SAG-aftra counsel Bob Bush of Bush Gottlieb said in a statement. U.S. District Court, Central Division Judge Manuel Real made the ruling in the downtown L.A. court house. SAG-aftra in July filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit »
- Todd Cunningham
SAG-aftra said it got what it asked for after a court ruling Monday significantly reduced the scope of a lawsuit filed by a group led by Ed Asner. In July the union petitioned the court to reduce the scope of Asner's suit, asserting in part that his group's claims are a recycling of allegations made in a separate case by "Leave it to Beaver" star Ken Osmond. That suit was settled in 2010. In a hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, a federal judge granted SAG-aftra's motion to dismiss the vast majority of the plaintiff’s complaint. “We applaud the judge’s action today," Bob Bush, SAG-aftra's counsel, stated. "We basically got everything we asked for and the vast bulk of the plaintiff’s frivolous complaint has been dismissed, as it should have been.” Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-aftra's general counsel, added: “We’re very pleased the court granted our »
Monday morning in U.S. District Court, Judge Manuel Real granted almost all of SAG-aftra's motions to dismiss and to strike portions of the lawsuit filed against the union by Ed Asner and 15 others alleging improprieties in the distribution of residuals and foreign royalties. Those motions, however, did not seek dismissal of the entire complaint and so the action remains live. Story: Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black' According to plaintiff's attorney Sunny Wise, the lawsuit will continue notwithstanding the hope expressed by the union's counsel, Bob Bush, that
- Jonathan Handel
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