Apple, Google Workers Seek Cert. In Anti-Poaching Pact Suit

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A group of software engineers asked a California federal judge Monday to certify them as a class of plaintiffs in their suit accusing Apple Inc., Google Inc. and five other tech companies of entering "gentleman's agreements" not to compete for each other's employees.

The former employees petitioned U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to certify a class of all salaried workers employed by the companies for varying periods between 2005 and 2009, a class which numbers more than 100,000 people, Monday's motion said.

"The proposed all-employee class...
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