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"I think they dodged a bullet," said Jeffrey Winikow, attorney for the California Employment Lawyers Association, which argued in favor of the plaintiff, Amaani Lyle.
, whose organization argued in her
favor, said that while the "Friends" case may not been the ideal test for challenging Hollywood, he
vowed other instances would arise.
While the nature of "Friends" content often was sexually oriented, writers" rooms even at shows geared toward families still are of a bawdy nature.
"It was a horrible test case for me," Winikow
admitted."But it"s a starting point for the legal analysis of future cases."This story was supplied by MarketWatch.For further information see www.marketwatch.com.
TV-Friends-Lawsuit, 1st Writethru
Jeffrey Winikow, a lawyer for the California Employment Lawyers Association that filed a brief in support of Lyle's suit, said the high court should have let a jury decide if the behaviour was harassment.
"There was absolutely no evidence to link any of the conduct at issue with anything that occurred on the show," Winikow
said. Warner Bros.
acknowledged that some of the sexually explicit talk took place but said it was vital to the chemistry of the show.The justices noted that Lyle had been warned when she
was hired that explicit discussions were part of developing the sexually charged comedy.
Jeffrey K. Winikow, ...
Jeffrey K. Winikow, Esq.
Law Offices of Jeffrey K. Winikow / Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey K. Winikow is a Los Angeles attorney who practices in the area of employee rights.
represents employee interests in all facets of employment-related disputes, and is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and judicial advocate.
was recently names by the Daily Journal
as one of the top 75 employment lawyers in California, and has been named by Law & Politics Magazine
as one of the TOP 100 Superlawyers in Los Angeles.
Mr. Winikow currently serves on the Board of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.
also filed an amicus brief in the Sullivan case on behalf of CELA