Antitrust & Intellectual Property

Knorr and Wabtec Employee Illegal No-Poach Agreements

In late 2018, Lieff Cabraser was selected as interim Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs in the consolidated “no-poach” employee antitrust litigation against rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtec, the world’s dominant rail equipment suppliers.

The complaint charged that the companies entered into unlawful agreements with one another not to compete for each other’s employees. Plaintiffs alleged that these agreements spanned several years, were monitored and enforced by Defendants’ senior executives, and achieved their desired goal of suppressing employee compensation and mobility below competitive levels.

Plaintiffs’ vigorous prosecution of the case led to settlements with both defendants of $48.95 million, which is pending approval.

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If you suspect your employer is engaging in illegal anticompetitive practices toward employees, please contact a lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today for a free, confidential review of your potential case.

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