Google, Apple Anti-Poaching Pact Suit Proceeds

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 11:21 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday allowed a proposed class action to proceed against media and technology giants including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. over their alleged anti-competitive agreements not to poach each other’s employees.

At a hearing in San Jose, Calif., federal court, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh indicated she had concerns that the plaintiffs’ allegations about overarching conspiracies among the defendants might be insufficiently pled, but did not rule on the defendants’ motion to dismiss, according to Joseph Saveri of Lieff Cabraser Heimann &...
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