Rosenberg's appeal denied

Would have halted SAG-AMPTP negotiations

A special appeal filed by SAG national president Alan Rosenberg, 1st vp Anne-Marie Johnson and board members Diane Ladd and Kent McCord was denied Friday.

Rosenberg and his co-plaintiffs have been trying to sue their own union in L.A. Superior Court to reverse a national board action that removed national executive director and chief negotiator Doug Allen from his posts. The lawsuit would have effectively halted any negotiations between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over a new TV/theatrical contract.

Their request for a temporary restraining order was denied Feb. 3 and again Feb. 5 after it was amended and refiled. The following Wednesday, Rosenberg's lawyers filed a special appeal that was also denied.

Negotiators from SAG and the AMPTP are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 17.
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