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Thursday September 03, 2015

Court Approves $415M Settlement In Tech Worker Lawsuit

It looks like that antipoaching lawsuit might finally be coming to an end now that a judge has approved a $415 million settlement in the case.

The antitrust class action lawsuit was filed in 2011. It has been closely watched because of the possibility that big damages might be awarded and for the opportunity to peek into the world of some elite U.S. tech firms. The case was based largely on emails in which Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt and some of their rivals detailed plans to avoid poaching each other's prized engineers.