Apple Google Intel and Adobe to Settle Anti-Poaching Suit

Kelly M. Dermody of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today that a settlement has been reached with Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corporation, and Adobe Systems Inc. in the class action lawsuit charging that these companies violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring for years to suppress the pay of technical, creative, and research and development employees, including by agreeing not to actively recruit each other’s employees. The terms of the settlement are confidential until Plaintiffs file their settlement papers with the Court next month. [Read more…]

Ninth Circuit Denies Review of District Court’s Class Certification Order in High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied review of the district court’s order certifying a class of technical employees who worked at seven high-tech companies—including Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel—from approximately 2005 through 2009. As a result, the class certification order stands. [Read more…]