Antitrust Division Sues Six Firms for Entering into Illegal Agreements not to Solicit Each Other's Employees
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On September, 24, 2010, the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice ("the Division") announced that six firms -- Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp., Intuit Inc. and Pixar-- had agreed to consent orders resolving charges that they had entered into illegal bilateral agreements not to "cold call" or solicit each other's employees.  Each of the named firms allegedly had entered into separate agreements with either Apple or Google and high-ranking officials of each of the firms were alleged to have actively sought and enforced these agreements.

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