Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team Receives Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team to Receive Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

At its annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards dinner in Washington, D.C., the American Antitrust Institute formally presented its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2019 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Duke/UNC case: Dean M. HarveyKelly M. DermodyBrendan P. GlackinAnne B. Shaver, and Yaman A. Salahi. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team to Receive Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team to Receive Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

The American Antitrust Institute has announced its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2019 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Duke/UNC case: Dean M. Harvey, Kelly M. Dermody, Brendan P. Glackin, Anne B. Shaver, and Yaman A. Salahi. The Honorees will be featured at a gala awards dinner on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. [Read more…]

Final Approval Granted to $54.5m Duke/UNC “No Poach” Antitrust Case Settlement

$54.5 Million Settlement in Duke/UNC "No Poach" Employee Anticompetition Lawsuit

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles granted final approval to the proposed settlement of the Duke/UNC “No Poach” case valued at $54.5 million.

The settlement includes an unprecedented role for the United States Department of Justice to monitor and enforce extensive injunctive relief. Assistant Attorney General Delrahim remarked: “Permitting the United States to become part of this settlement agreement in this private antitrust case, and thereby to obtain all of the relief and protections it likely would have sought after a lengthy investigation, demonstrates the benefits that can be obtained efficiently for the American worker when public and private enforcement work in tandem.” Please visit dukeuncemployeesettlement.com for more information. [Read more…]

$54.5 Million Settlement Proposed in Duke/UNC “No Poach” Employee Anticompetition Lawsuit

$54.5 Million Settlement in Duke/UNC "No Poach" Employee Anticompetition Lawsuit

On May 20, 2019, a settlement valued at $54.5 million was filed in the class action lawsuit against Duke University over an alleged illegal employee-poaching agreement with the University of North Carolina. The proposed settlement came on the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice decided to intervene in the suit by filing a motion to intervene seeking to prohibit Duke and UNC from signing “no-poach” employee agreements during the next five years. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partner Dean Harvey Discusses the Expansion of Antitrust Law to the Employment Setting

Dean Harvey on Antitrust and Employment Cases

Workers are recovering millions after challenging illegal anticompetitive “no-poach” agreements between companies that restrict employee mobility and depress salaries. Dean Harvey, plaintiff attorney and partner at Lieff Cabraser, provides detail on the successful 2015 “High Tech” Employees class action suit against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and industry giants that resulted in a settlement valued at $435 million, the largest resolution in history of antitrust claims in the employment setting, on either an aggregate or per-class-member basis. [Read more…]

Knorr Wabtec Faces Wave of Class Action No-Poach Antitrust Employment Lawsuits

Freight train with cargo containers

As reported by Bloomberg Law, rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtec Railway Electronics are fighting a new rush of class action antitrust lawsuits in the employment realm after having settled allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that they agreed not to hire each other’s employees in violation of the law. The lawsuits, which seek monetary damages as well as the cessation of any illegal practices, were originally filed in multiple districts and then consolidated into a single multidistrict case. [Read more…]