On January 6. 2009, the Los Angeles Superior Court granted final approval to a Consent Decree resolving age discrimination claims brought against defendants International Creative Management, Inc., ("ICM") and Broder Kurland Webb Agency, Inc., ("BKW"). The Consent Decree represents a full and final settlement of the law suits against these two defendants. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, Defendants ICM and BKW ("Defendants") have paid the sum of Four and One-Half Million Dollars ($4,500,000.00) into a settlement fund.
Approximately 500 WGA members have filed claims seeking payment from the settlement fund. The Guild is working closely with the plainitffs' counsel to supply the information necessary to review and substantiate the individual claims. Additional information, including the final Consent Decree, may be viewed or downloaded from the litigation website, http://www.writerscase.com/index.php?page=icm