“Apple Inc. (AAPL) and six other companies won a court order to block potentially thousands of employees, from engineers to sous chefs, from proceeding in a group lawsuit that their incomes were held down by the companies’ agreements not to recruit one another’s workers,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled today that information-sharing by plaintiffs lawyers and the companies may permit the case to go forward and the employees may refile their claims with the newer information,” Rosenblatt reports. “The case can’t proceed now as a class action, partly because ‘plaintiffs examples, though compelling, may not be sufficient to show that all or nearly all class members were affected by the anti-solicitation agreements without additional documentary support or empirical analysis,’ Koh wrote.”
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