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Company: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Current Parent CompanyComcast
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Penalty: $50,000,000
Year: 2017
Date: June 5, 2017
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Secondary Offense: wage and hour violation
Violation Description: DreamWorks agreed to pay $50 million to settle litigation accusing it of engaging in a "no poach" agreement with other studios with regard to the hiring of animators, thereby depressing pay levels.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 5:14cv4062
Case Name: Nitsch v. Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. et al; In re Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications; media
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