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It's Over: Judge Approves WGA Foreign Levy Prelim Settlement

Now it's really over. A Superior Court judge has approved the Motion for Preliminary Approval of the settlement between the Writers Guild of America and class action plaintiffs led by William Richert. That $30 million settlement followed by a few days the publication by Waxword of the full deposition of whistleblower Terri Mial.   From […]

Now it's really over.

A Superior Court judge has approved the Motion for Preliminary Approval of the settlement between the Writers Guild of America and class action plaintiffs led by William Richert.

That $30 million settlement followed by a few days the publication by Waxword of the full deposition of whistleblower Terri Mial.

 

From Sept. 3 post: 

The WGA quietly settled a class action lawsuit over unpaid foreign levies this week, barely a week after WaxWord published the full deposition of whistleblower Terri Mial describing how she was instructed to ignore checks written to writers, and shredded the related lists.

 

After five years of ducking responsibility, the WGA has now agreed to pay out some $30 million in unpaid residuals and foreign levies that belongs to writers or their  heirs, who were presumably too hard to find. (Calling Preston Sturges.)

 

 

After five years of ducking responsibility, the WGA has now agreed to pay out some $30 million in unpaid residuals and foreign levies that belongs to writers or their  heirs, who were presumably too hard to find. (Calling Preston Sturges.)

 

I wonder if testimony like this encouraged them?

 

"Were you ever told to destroy documents?"


"There were a few that, after a certain period of time, like six months, we would keep certain records for six months, and after six months we shredded them."

See the rest here.