A class of employees suing technology and media giants including
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in California over alleged agreements
not to recruit each other's employees said Thursday that evidence
the companies provided to federal antitrust regulators indicates
the defendants made illegal deals.
The plaintiffs, employees seeking compensation allegedly lost
because the companies weren't competing to woo talent, convinced
the California federal judge overseeing the case in October to
order the defendants to hand over the materials.
What those documents show, according to the plaintiffs' side of a
redacted joint case management statement filed Thursday, is that
top executives like former Apple CEO Steve Jobs agreed with rivals
not to compete for employees.
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