The Hollywood Reporter: Netflix Can’t Recruit Disney’s Fox Executives, Appeals Court Rules

December 02, 2021

A California appeals court refused to overturn an injunction that prevented Netflix from poaching employees from Disney's Fox unit. Fox sued Netflix in 2016 after production executive Tara Flynn and marketing executive Marcos Waltenberg left Fox for the streaming giant. Fox, represented by Daniel Petrocelli and Molly Lens, stuck to its position holding that benefits of contractual certitude were at risk since the start of the gig economy. “The court’s ruling definitively ends years of unlawful poaching by Netflix,” Petrocelli said. “The decision not only affirms the trial court’s condemnation of Netflix’s conduct, but also ensures that the rights and choices of employees will remain protected.”

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