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Google Must Hand Over Emails In Poaching Suit, Judge Hears

Law360, San Francisco (February 26, 2013, 5:54 PM EST) -- A proposed class of software engineers accusing Apple Inc., Google Inc., and other technology giants of illegally conspiring not to poach each other's employees told a California federal judge Tuesday that Google should cough up emails to Intuit chairman Bill Campbell, allegedly a primary player in the scheme.

Google argues that the emails — some of which were between its employees and legal counsel but were also copied to Campbell, a consultant to Google since 2002 — are protected by attorney-client privilege. However, because they were...
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