Steve Jobs “ring leader” in anti-poaching case
Recently a judged proclaimed that a $324.5M settlement in an anti-poaching case that brought into the limelight a nasty scheme by Apple and Google to not hire each other workers. The ring leader was none other than Steve Jobs who was known to be very over protective. The plan was that Apple and Google would block their high end workers from getting better job offers from certain tech companies.
A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn’t enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better job offers.
The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh scotches a settlement reached in April, prolonging a 3-year-old case that paints a mean-spirited picture of late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs and other prominent Silicon Valley executives.