Netflix Pulls Disney-Owned Fox Back Into Court With Appeal In Exec Poaching Case

Netflix Pulls Disney-Owned Fox Back Into Court With Appeal In Exec Poaching Case
What a difference a global pandemic can make.

Almost nine months after coming up short in its long battle with Disney-owned Fox over snatching two executives back in 2016, Netflix is climbing back in the ring to start the whole thing up again with an appeal that kicked off tonight.

“This case is about Fox’s abusive behavior in its quest to curtail its employees’ freedom to seek new and better opportunities,” says the streamer in an opening brief submitted late Wednesday to the 2nd District Court of Appeal (Read It Here).

Citing a number of “key, threshold legal” errors with the December 2019 final ruling by Judge Marc Gross, the now very establishment Netflix is widening its scope to battle the “Hollywood establishment” and its “dim view of employee mobility” in the otherwise free-to-be me Golden State.

This all started back in September 2016, when Fox went after the streamer alleging it
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