Activision Blizzard $18M Settlement Approved

A federal judge in Los Angeles today gave the expected approval to Activision Blizzard's $18 million dollar settlement with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This will wrap up a lawsuit filed last year alleging sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing objected to the proposal due to how it could affect its own lawsuit over the same matters. Here's word from Reuters on that:
Fischer in December rejected DFEH's initial motion to intervene in the case, and the agency has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse that ruling. The 9th Circuit on Monday denied DFEH's motion to stay the district court proceedings pending the outcome of the appeal.

On Tuesday, Fischer told Sagafi that his new argument was untimely, and unnecessary because of the pending appeal.

DFEH in its earlier motion to intervene said Activision workers who take a payout from the EEOC settlement would be required to waive their ability to participate in the state agency's case.