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Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel agreed to pay $ 415 million at the suit of the salary collusion
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have agreed to pay compensation in the amount of $ 415 million to settle a dispute with former employees, accusing the company of conspiring against the hiring of specialists competitors. Thus, US corporations want to settle filed against them lawsuit.
Charges were brought against Apple, Google, Adobe Systems, Intel and several other corporations. In addition to the salary of the company accused of collusion agreement not to poach top executives from each other.
During the investigation, was found e-mails, dated 2007, which was conducted by the late Jobs and then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt. In one of the founder of Apple demanded from the head of Google to stop poaching staff. Schmidt redirect messages with claims his subordinates. As a result, employee Google, lured Developer Apple, decided to fire and Jobs apologized.
In April last year, Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have offered to pay compensation in the amount of $ 324.5 million for pre-trial settlement of the dispute, but that it was rejected by the court.
The plaintiffs are demanding payment of about $ 3 billion in damages. If the company will lose the lawsuit, the amount of payments in accordance with US antitrust law could triple in comparison to said in the lawsuit and reach $ 9 billion.
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