Fairness Rocks News After Stunning ‘Bones’ Decision, Fox Aims to Wipe Out $128M in Punitive Damages


Fairness Rocks News After Stunning ‘Bones’ Decision, Fox Aims to Wipe Out $128M in Punitive Damages

Home Industry News After Stunning ‘Bones’ Decision, Fox Aims to Wipe Out $128M in Punitive Damages

Author: Eriq Gardner

Date: April 23, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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After Stunning ‘Bones’ Decision, Fox Aims to Wipe Out $128M in Punitive Damages

For years, some plaintiff-side litigators in Hollywood have complained that when it comes to arbitration, the cards are stacked in favor of big studios, which repeatedly use these alternative dispute-resolution forums. But in February, the tables turned when one JAMS arbitrator decided that not only did 21st Century Fox cheat the creative talent behind Bones out of tens of millions of dollars in profits, but that the fraud was so reprehensible that Fox should also pay an additional $128 million in punitive damages.

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