Apple, Adobe, Google and Intel to pay 374 million euros for collusion




Four tech giants finally settle a dispute in the amount of $ 415 million, or about 374 million, in a long-running lawsuit staff. This was announced Thursday. The companies had agreed with each other no staff to ‘steal’ from each other.

The tech giants what matters are Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe. The companies were dragged to court by more than 64 000 employees. They accused the companies of having banned wage agreements to prevent the giants employees afsnoepten apart.

The indictment against the four tech companies was based on a number of e-mails between include former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and the deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs, who the judge was the spider in the web. In an e-mail to Jobs Schmidt showed that a recruiter from Google would be fired after an Apple employee was offered a job at the search giant.

After a so-called class action lawsuit were the 64,000 people it done damages of $ 324 million, representing a 234 million euros gain. They were in agreement with it, but a judge arrived there later. Which ruled that the employees were entitled to more money and rejected the settlement whatsoever.

In January, made ​​too will arrange known companies. They had at least $ 380 million – 322 million euros – come over the bridge, the judge found. The companies now lay so $ 415 million on the table for the settlement. That amount is sufficient, that the long-running case of more than four years, according to Reuters is finally behind us.


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