Walt Disney Co., Pixar and Lucasfilm Ltd. have agreed to a $100 million deal that would settle a class action in which they were alleged to perpetuate a “no poach” agreement with other companies over the hiring of animators.

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Walt-Disney-LogoA lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, names a number of employers of technical and creative employees as defendants.

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apple-logo-pomme-griseU.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Intel, Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.

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Law and justice concept, gavelA Ninth Circuit panel rejected the efforts of Apple, Inc., Google, Inc. and other major technology companies to overturn a lower court’s class certification in a suit accusing the companies of violating antitrust laws by agreeing not to poach one another’s employees.  In a brief opinion, the court denied the defendants permission to appeal the district court’s class certification.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh certified the class in October, ruling the engineers’ antitrust claims and damages could be proved on a classwide basis. Though Judge Koh denied the plaintiffs’ original bid for class certification in April, she concluded that the additional evidence and expert testimony they had provided since then cleared the bar for certification. Continue reading “Appeal by Apple, Google and other tech companies of antitrust class certification rejected”