Home Box Office, Inc., Plaintiff-appellant, v. Directors Guild of America, Inc., Robert B. Aldrich, Michaelh. Franklin, Ernest Ricca and Glenn Gumpel,defendants-appellees, 708 F.2d 95 (2d Cir. 1983)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - 708 F.2d 95 (2d Cir. 1983) Argued Oct. 21, 1982. Decided June 1, 1983

George C. Gallantz, New York City, (Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, Bettina Plevan, David Aronson, Bradley Ruskin, John Redpath, Shelley Fischel, New York City, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellant.

Sidney Dickstein, New York City (Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Joel Kleinman, Woody Peterson, Michael Nannes, New York City, of counsel), for defendants-appellees.

Before OAKES and WINTER, Circuit Judges, and METZNER, District Judge.* 


The judgment below is affirmed for substantially the reasons given by Judge Sofaer in holding that the actions and agreements of the Guild are protected by the "statutory" and "non-statutory" exemptions of labor union activities from the antitrust laws. Home Box Office, Inc. v. Directors Guild of America, 531 F. Supp. 578 (S.D.N.Y. 1982).


The Honorable Charles M. Metzner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, sitting by designation