Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:37 UTC
Legal Back in 2010, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a few others settled with the US Department of Justice regarding their anti-poaching agreements concerning employees. While the CEOs did a good job of escaping possible prosecution, the affected employees filed a class action lawsuit about this, and judge Lucy Koh has just unsealed a number of emails concerning this case. They paint a pretty grim picture of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices, threatening smaller companies with patent litigation if they didn't agree to the no-poaching agreements, or demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.
Permalink for comment 550040
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

Such a world away from the cuddly hipster family friendly cool ethical with-it fashionable middle-class-friendly enterprise ....

An imagine, of course, manafactured by mostly old men in grey suits round an oak table...

Reply Score: 7