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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RE[2]: A clarification
by Tony Swash on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE: A clarification"
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You are right but based on a cursory skim through the documents it seems that the practice of blocking individual applicants (rather than blocking poaching) was uneven, not all companies did this. Murky business.

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