Electronic Arts says it has agreed to pay $15.6 million to settle a lawsuit alleging
a class of current and former graphic artists were entitled to overtime pay
under California law.
Under the terms of the settlement, EA will make a total payment of $15.6 million
to cover all claims by the class members, plaintiffs' attorney fees, any incentive
payments to the named plaintiffs, and all administrative costs of the settlement.
Any portion of the settlement fund that is unclaimed by class members will
go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that
awards college scholarships to minority students, with a preference toward students
interested in studying interactive entertainment, according to the company.
Settlement of the case, which is pending in the Superior Court of San Mateo
County, California, must be approved by the court before it can become effective.