FEATURES Wage-Fixing Suit Ends With $100M Disney Settlement
The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry as holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm have reached a $100 million settlement with claimants who say that major animation studios broke antitrust laws by conspiring to set wages for artists and technical employees through non-poaching agreements.
The settlement also covers ImageMovers — now known as Two Pic MC.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted preliminary approval in January for a $50 million settlement proposed by DreamWorks Animation. Previous settlements were reached with Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks for $13 million, and with Blue Sky for nearly $6 million.