The WGA Strike: A Pending Deal?

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The WGA Strike: A Pending Deal?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 @ 10:24AM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Wga_labor_060506 It's been a while since we checked into the ongoing WGA strike, but judging by today's news, there appears to be tremendous hope that a deal could be announced soon. Perhaps just in time too, as some lawmakers are beginning to buzz about stepping into negotiations.

Our favorite former WGA lawyer, Troy & Gould's Jonathan Handel, recently held an investor conference call where he reviewed the situation and provided an insider's look into what a settlement is likely to look like.  Assuming a deal is signed, Handel also answers the question on whether directors will be able to invoke "favored nation" clauses to improve their own recently signed deal.

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