Wednesday, February 22, 2012
BREAKING: SAG Anti-Merger People File Suit Against Screen Stars Guild
BREAKING… EXCLUSIVE: (Check out .pdf of suit) Numerous Screen Stars Guild people filed a suit today asking legal court for just about any preliminary and permanent injunction to avoid SAG from having a election round the recommended SAG-AFTRA merger.The suit claims the SAG Board has breached its fiduciary duties to complete an actuarial impact study detailing the outcomes in the recommended merger on SAG membership pension and health improvements. The complaint was filedin U.S. District Court, Central District of California. The folks filing suit are: Martin Sheen, Edward Asner, Erection dysfunction Harris, Valerie Harper, Clancy Brown, James Remar, George Coe, Diane Ladd, Lainie Kazan, Nichelle Nichols, Renee Aubry, Jane Austin, Erick Avari, Steve Barr, Sara Barrett, Terrance Beason, Michael Bell, Warren Berlinger, Joe Bologna, Take advantage of Brennen, Alexandra Castro, Jude Ciccolella, Cynthia Jum Clark, David Clennon, Joe DAngerio, Patricia DArbanville, Dick Gautier, Dorothy Goulah, Marty Grey, Sumi Haru, Angel Harper, Tulsi Hoffman, David Huddleston, Anne-Marie Manley, David Jolliffe, Kerrie Keane, Peter Kwong, Kurt Lott, Barbara Luna, Eric Lutes, Stephen Mach, Michael McConnohie, Peter Antico, Susan McNabb, Phyllis Timbes, Marguerite Moreau, Traci Murray, Nicole Mandich, Ray Newman, Barbara Niven, Kathleen Nolan, Jack Ong, Peggy Lane ORourke, Leslie Parrish, Scott Pierce, Robin Riker, Stephanie Rose, Alan Rosenberg, Alan Ruck, Wendy Schaal, Tascha Schaal, Nancy Sinatra, Cynthia Steele, Renee Taylor, Malachi Throne, Beverly Todd, Jessica Wright, Momo Yashimo. They are suing theScreen Stars Guild,SAG Executive Director David White-colored,SAG Leader Ken Howard, Amy Aquino,Ned Vaughn,Mike Hodge,David Hartley-Margolin while others. We have spent almost two several days settling with SAG to be able to cause them to become present the truth when it comes to this merger plan. Member are entitled to full disclosure, not half details and misleading and unsupported promisesthe litigants’ attorneyDavid B. Casselman in the La lawyer Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten, LLP mentioned in the statement today. They have done nothing of substance to assist their claims the recommended merger will safeguard SAG member benefits. The normal SAG member makes under $10,000 every year. They need to understand that all necessary research ended to guard them.” MORE Since Sept. 15, 1981, the SAG Metabolism has recognized that research connected having a SAG-AFTRA merger plan might be necessary to fulfill the requirements of law as well as the protection of qualified people against losing benefits, presently or afterwards (Appendix 1). The SAG board selected on Jan. 28, 2012 to approve the recommended merger plan also to submit it with a election in the membership. On Jan. 29, 2012, the presidents of SAG and AFTRA introduced on national television within the SAG Honours the historic step of merger would be recognized. We're feeling the accused made a decision to get this to announcement to have the ability to completely saturate the media with professional-merger propaganda, remaining from any balancing information which might allow SAG individuals to smartly measure the issues right before voting, states Casselman. When the naive membership grants or loans this merger, and then we all learn that it's going to have crippling, undesirable effects, it'll be too far gone for everything to be accomplished to return SAG or its current pension and health intends to their current status, states Casselman.