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Film firms settle wage-fixing suit

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A court document says Lucasfilm and Pixar have settled a lawsuit that claims they and other giant companies conspired to keep wages down by agreeing not to poach one another’s workers.

In a Sunday filing, US District Judge Lucy Koh says lawyers representing the workers had notified her about the settlement with Lucasfilm and Pixar.

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Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

The San Jose lawsuit still continues against Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp., Intuit Inc., and Adobe Systems Inc.

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It contends they schemed to cheat employees by artificially suppressing the demand for their services.

A status report on efforts to settle the case is supposed to be filed by Friday.

E-mails seeking comment from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Pixar weren’t immediately returned Monday.

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The Walt Disney Co. owns both companies.

Associated Press

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