Court Affirm Dismissal of Metoyer Lawsuit; Orders Her to Reimburse SAG for Legal Costs

Court Affirm Dismissal of Metoyer Lawsuit; Orders Her to Reimburse SAG for Legal Costs

Los Angeles (July 16, 2004) – U.S. District Court Judge John Walter this week affirmed his ruling of May 27th that dismissed all discrimination and retaliation claims brought by former SAG employee Patricia Heisser Metoyer against Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and has ordered Metoyer to pay SAG's court costs in the amount of $24,765.

Metoyer served as SAG’s Executive Administrator of Affirmative Action in its Los Angeles office from 1998 until 2001, when the Guild terminated her employment. Finding that the Guild did not discriminate or retaliate against Metoyer, the Court previously dismissed Metoyer’s federal discrimination and retaliation claims.

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