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.
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by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:02 UTC
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"As these documents show, this industry is sick. To its very core."

There may be some industries, but my feeling is that most industries and individual companies are places where things happen that aren't legal or moral.

In this case it's about a number of employees not getting the job and money they want or could have, but the food and pharmaceutical industries are a threat to our healths and governments are maybe even worse.

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