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Apple and Google won’t face a trial for no-poaching agreement — for now

Published Apr 5th, 2013 7:18PM EDT
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Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and five other technology companies have been accused of illegally agreeing to not poach each other’s employees. A class action lawsuit was filed last year after five software engineers claimed the companies, which also included Intel (INTC), Adobe (ADBE), Pixar, Intuit (INTU) and Lucasfilm, conspired to reduce employee pay by eliminating competition for skilled labor. District Judge Lucy Koh previously rejected the companies’ bid to dismiss the claims brought against them, however the judge seems to have changed her mind. Koh said on Friday that the five software engineers who brought the case against the companies have not yet shown enough evidence against the defendants to allow for a class action lawsuit, Reuters reported. The case will no longer go to trial unless the plaintiffs can gather new evidence, although they will still be able to sue individually.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.


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