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US: Tech employees change their mind, urge rejection of non-poaching settlement

 |  October 15, 2014

Plaintiffs suing four major technology companies for allegations they colluded not to hire each other’s employees are reportedly urging an appellate court to reject the defendants’ settlement offer after a federal judge rejected it.

According to reports, the tech employees have asked the court to reject the $324.5 million settlement offered by Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel after US District Judge Lucy Koh tossed the deal, denouncing it as far too inadequate. The defendants appealed her decision, saying it was made in “clear legal error.”

Reports say the plaintiffs filed with the court Tuesday asking for another rejection of the deal, noting that the class would defer to Judge Koh’s “sound judgment about how best to oversee this litigation.” The employees had originally approved of the offer.

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