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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Lesson
by kwan_e on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 14:56 UTC
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.


And today's lesson is:

If you're the small guy, demand a paper trial. Cut down whole forests if you have to.

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RE: Lesson
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 15:04 in reply to "Lesson"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I was thinking more of not saying via email you don't want a paper trail AND indicate you know it's probably not legal what you are planning.

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