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Wednesday December 11st, 2019 day edition

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A court on Tuesday issued an injunction barring Netflix from poaching employees from Fox and confirming the validity of fixed-term employment agreements.

The ruling marks a hard-fought victory for Fox — now owned by Disney — which set out three years ago to stop Netflix from raiding its employees.

Netflix had sought to invalidate Fox’s fixed-term employment contracts, arguing that they locked employees into jobs they no longer wanted.

Had Netflix prevailed, it would have upended a standard industry practice and given employees greater leverage in negotiations with their employers.

“The court’s ruling today brings to an end years of unlawful practices by Netflix,” said attorney Daniel Petrocelli, who argued the case for Fox.

Fox filed suit in September 2016, accusing Netflix of inducing its employees to breach their agreement.

Netflix argued that it expected the employees would be let out of their agreements, and that the agreements were unenforceable. »

Runner who slapped reporter’s butt on live TV identified as youth minister

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Tommy Callaway was identified as the Savannah, Ga., 10K racer who slapped WSAV-TV anchor Alex Bozarjian, after online sleuths found him thanks to his race number shown in other photos.

“While we regret the situation, Mr. Callaway did not act with any criminal intentions,” Turner said in a statement.

“I think what is most important here is he took my power, and I’m trying to take that back,” she said. »

Fox Nation host Britt McHenry files sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News

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New York (CNN Business) Britt McHenry, a host on Fox News' streaming service, Fox Nation, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Tuesday against the network and one of its on-air personalities, George "Tyrus" Murdoch.

The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, argued that Fox News retaliated against McHenry after she accused Murdoch, her former Fox Nation co-host and a network contributor, of sexual harassment.

"The last thing I wanted to do was file this lawsuit," McHenry said in a statement provided by attorney Lisa Bloom's law firm, which represents her. »