Apple, Others Settle DOJ Probe Over Hiring Deals

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp., Intuit Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in an antitrust probe into agreements among the companies not to hire away each other's skilled workers.

The Justice Department filed an antitrust complaint against the companies Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, along with a proposed settlement that will resolve the case if approved by the judge.

The government alleged that the high-tech companies restrained...
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