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Dec. 13, 2021, 10:37 PMUpdated: Dec. 14, 2021, 12:37 AM

Activision Avoids California Bid to Intervene in Settlement (1)

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

A federal judge said she would reject California’s bid to intervene in Activision Blizzard Inc.‘s proposed $18 million settlement over sexual harassment and discrimination claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“I’m not going to allow the DFEH to intervene, it’s just not appropriate,” Judge Dale S. Fischer, of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, said in a remote hearing Monday, referring to the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Fischer’s final ruling on California’s motion is forthcoming but the judge told the parties, “It’s highly unlikely that I would change my mind ...

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