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Judge shoots down settlement in Apple, Google hiring collusion case
Judge shoots down settlement in Apple, Google hiring collusion case

Not so fast.  A federal judge on Friday rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in which they were accused of secretly agreeing not to hire each others' employees. The $324.5 million deal was part of a case that originally involved several of Silicon Valley's biggest companies.  The settlement was reached in a case that had already proved deeply embarrassing to the tech companies involved. As the case moved toward a trial, the companies were forced to disclose emails from such bigwigs as Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's former chief executive Eric Schmidt that seemed to indicate they secretly agreed not to poach...

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