Buttons interfering with other buttons


i’ve got a navigation menu that is comprised of a rectangular background and three navigation buttons. on rollOver of the rectangular bkgd, the menu animates up so the whole thing is viewable. on rollOut, the menu animates back down to its original starting position.

the problem is that each of the 3 nav buttons have actions associated with them as well – and they’re interfering with the actions i have on the rectangular bkgd.

how can i separate these elements so they don’t interfere with each other?