“A U.S. District Court judge in New York ordered a newly hired Apple Inc. executive to stop work immediately because he might be violating an agreement with his former employer, IBM,” David Lawsky reports for Reuters.
“Federal District Judge Kenneth Karas in White Plains ordered that Mark Papermaster ‘immediately cease his employment with Apple Inc until further order of this court,'” Lawsky reports.
“Apple announced on Tuesday that Papermaster would lead the engineering teams making Apple’s highly successful iPods and iPhones and that he would report directly to Chief Executive Steve Jobs. On Friday it said he would cease work for now,” Lawsky reports.
“‘We will comply with the court’s order but are confident that Mark Papermaster will be able to ultimately join Apple when the dust settles,’ a spokesman said,” Lawsky reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mark” for the heads up.]