Judge Approves $415 Million Settlement in Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Brought Against Apple, Others

Judge Approves $415 Million Settlement in Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Brought Against Apple, Others

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has granted preliminary approval to a $415 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe. The companies are accused of agreeing not to poach each other's employees, limiting job mobility and salaries.

Koh said the says $415 million is "substantial," particularly because the plaintiffs could receive no damages if case went to trial.

Reuters notes that the total recovery for tech worker class in no-poach case is $435 million, when combined with a previous $20 million settlement involving Disney and Intuit.

Koh had previously rejected a first attempt at a settlement which was valued at $324.5 million after a plaintiff objected. That worker is on board with the new deal.

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Judge Approves $415 Million Settlement in Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Brought Against Apple, Others
Butterspider - March 5, 2015 at 3:58am
So who gets awarded the money ? The court? I see no real victim here. Just potential victims. So does every employee from those companies get part of the settlement? They are the only "potential victims" i see here.
S@mur@! - March 5, 2015 at 4:21pm
It doesn't say the amount was split but the whole amount goes to each and every one of the companies.
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