Apple, Google Engineers Win Cert. In Employee Poaching Suit

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday certified a class action accusing Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other major tech companies of agreeing not to poach one another's employees, ruling that the engineers' antitrust claims and damages could be proved proved on a classwide basis.

Though U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh denied the plaintiffs' original bid for class certification in April, she concluded that the additional evidence and expert testimony they had provided since then cleared the bar for certification.

Indeed, in her 86-page opinion, Judge...
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