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Judge rejects motion to dismiss Apple, Google, Intel anti-poaching case

 |  April 19, 2012

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected the defendant companies’ motion to dismiss In re High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation. Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Pixar, and Lucasfilm are accused of a conspiracy not to poach each other’s employees, thereby limiting compensation and job competition. Judge Koh found that the fact that six bilateral “Do Not Cold Call” agreements were identical and reached within two years supports the claim that the agreements came about via collusion. Counsel for the plaintiffs Joseph Saveri said the case is headed to a June 2013 trial.

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