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Fired ‘Jeopardy!’ Employee Drops Sony Bias Suit After Settlement

Dec. 7, 2021, 10:51 PM

Longtime “Jeopardy!” coordinator Glenn Kagan dismissed a suit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. alleging age discrimination after reaching a private settlement with the company.

Kagan, who said he spent more than 30 years hosting auditions and booking contestants for the show, sued Sony in October 2020 in California state court. Kagan alleged he was fired under the pretense of failing to adhere to Covid-19 safety procedures and was replaced by a much younger employee.

In November, Kagan told the Los Angeles County Superior Court he had reached a conditional settlement with Sony, and said he would file a motion to dismiss the case in its entirety by December 22, if certain terms specified in the agreement were met. Kagan moved to dismiss the case on Monday.

Appell Shapiro LLP and The Equal Rights Law Group represent Kagan. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP represents Sony.

The case is Kagan v. Sony Pictures Entm’t Inc., Cal. Super. Ct., No. 20STOV33553, 12/6/21.

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