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U.S.: Justice Department sues EBay for anticompetitive employment pact

 |  November 18, 2012

EBay has been sued by the Justice Department for anticompetitive behavior, allegedly entering into a deal with Intuit that prevented the two companies from hiring each other’s employees. According to Justice Department antitrust head Joseph Wayland, the agreement prevented employees from the opportunity for higher wages and better benefits by working for the other company. The two both seek “specialized computer engineers and scientists” in their workforce. According to court documents, the agreement between the two lasted from 2006 to 2009; EBay has denied the charges, but Intuit is reportedly subject to a settlement, which would prevent the company from entering into similar agreements.

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