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Deadline: Netflix Takes Near TKO In Exec Poaching Suit With Fox & Disney

June 05, 2019

Partners Dan Petrocelli, Molly Lens, and David Marroso are representing Twentieth Century Fox in an ongoing legal dispute with Netflix, who they accuse of inducing Fox executives to sever their contracts.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling in favor of Fox on June 5. “This court does not believe the overall legislative intent behind Labor Code §2855(a) would be served by the blanket ruling Netflix seeks, one that would prohibit all employees under contract in any business or context from engaging in continuous employment with the same employer for more than seven years,” the judge wrote.

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