CASE COMMENTS: INTERNATIONAL POLICY – UNITED STATES – SECTION 1 OF THE SHERMAN ACT – AGREEMENTS BANNING COLD CALLING OF EMPLOYEES – ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT – NAKED RESTRAINTS – SETTLEMENT

Agreements banning cold calling of employees: The US DOJ settles with six high tech companies to stop entering into anticompetitive employee non solicitation agreements. (United States/Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Intel Corporation, Intuit, and Pixar)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. US DOJ, 24 September 2010, United States v. Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar On September 24, 2010, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with six Silicon Valley-based high-tech companies. The settlement agreement ends the civil suits brought by the federal authority, on behalf of the United States, against Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar. This is a classic and convenient way to resolve disputes that do not merit criminal prosecution. Negotiating a settlement allows the parties to avoid the uncertainty and costs of a lawsuit. The resolution of the dispute occurs quickly.

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Jean-Christophe Roda, Agreements banning cold calling of employees: The US DOJ settles with six high tech companies to stop entering into anticompetitive employee non solicitation agreements. (United States/Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Intel Corporation, Intuit, and Pixar), 24 September 2010, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 34396, pp. 230-231

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