• eBay's No-Hire | Will-Not-Recruit Hiring Pact Results In Department of Justice Lawsuit
  • December 3, 2012
  • Law Firm: Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP - San Francisco Office
  • On November 16, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against eBay alleging that Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, conspired with the top executives of Intuit from 2006 to 2009 to not hire each other's employees, in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. The complaint alleges that during that time, eBay's recruiting staff were instructed to throw away resumes that came from Intuit employees. Similar allegations were made against Intuit in 2010 by the Department of Justice, and Intuit settled the then-lawsuit against it without admitting liability or paying any compensation to affected workers.

    In May and June 2011, software engineers and computer scientists represented by Lieff Cabraser filed class action lawsuits against Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar alleging violations of antitrust laws that arose from their conspiring to fix the pay of their employees and by entering into "No Solicitation" agreements with each other. The class action complaints in those lawsuits seek lost pay for the employees who were targeted by defendants' alleged conspiracy.

    Current and former eBay employees, as well as employees of Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, who wish to learn more about the litigation, and submit a complaint, may contact Lieff Cabraser by visiting our high tech worker wages class action lawsuit page.