IBM Ditches Subpoena In Apple, Pixar Anti-Poaching Pact Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday granted IBM Corp.'s bid to quash a subpoena in a proposed class action alleging Apple Inc., Pixar Animation Studios Inc., Google Inc. and others inked anti-competitive agreements not to poach one another's engineers, ruling that information sought by the subpoena was irrelevant.

The proposed class action was brought by five computer engineers who claim that a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice investigation revealed that Apple and Pixar, both formerly controlled by the late Steve Jobs, brokered an interconnected web of deals...
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