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Home Box Office Inc. v. Directors Guild of America Inc.

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT


June 1, 1983

HOME BOX OFFICE, INC., PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
v.
DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA, INC., ROBERT B. ALDRICH, MICHAEL H. FRANKLIN, ERNEST RICCA AND GLENN GUMPEL, DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES.

An appeal from a final judgment issued after a trial to the court before Judge Sofaer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Sofaer denied the plaintiff pay television corporation's request for injunctive relief on the grounds that agreements between union and freelance directors, loan out companies, producer directors and director packagers did not violate antitrust laws. Affirmed.

Before:

OAKES and WINTER, Circuit Judges, and METZNER, District Judge.*fn*

Per Curiam:

The judgement below is affirmed for substantially the reasons given by Judge Sofaer in holding that the actions and agreements of the Guild are protected by the "statutory" and "non-statutory" exemptions of labor union activities from the antitrust laws. Home Box Office, Inc. v. Directors Guild of America, 531 F. Supp. 578 (S.D.N.Y. 1982).


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