Cases & Deals

Sony settles antitrust class action involving employee compensation

Client(s) Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Jones Day defended Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and settled an antitrust class action brought on behalf of a nationwide class of current and former employees of several film animation companies alleging the defendants entered into a conspiracy to suppress employee compensation through non-solicitation agreements and sharing compensation information. Sony Pictures Entertainment denied the allegations, and the Jones Day team achieved a settlement that resulted in the dismissal of all claims.

In re Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation, No. 14-cv-04062 (N.D. Cal., San Jose Div.)