No-Poaching Settlement To Fuel Suits In Calif. Tech Sector

Law360, San Diego (May 5, 2014, 10:42 PM EDT) -- The recent settlement by Google Inc., Apple Inc. and other Silicon Valley-based technology titans in an antitrust class action by software engineers that alleged the companies made backdoor deals not to poach each other’s employees will trigger more suits from technology workers suspicious of other no-hiring pacts, attorneys say.

Heading off an upcoming trial in the case, Google, Apple, Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. reportedly plan to pay $324 million to settle the claims of the class plaintiffs, whose experts had estimated the damages to...
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