New suit brings tech giant into existing action against Silicon Valley giants
An ex Oracle staffer has filed a lawsuit allegeding the firm conspired with Google, Microsoft and other tech firms not to poach each other’s staff, in a bid to keep their salaries in check.
Oracle’s case is similar to an earlier case involving Apple, Adobe, Google and Intel which alleged private meetings and decision making in relation to hiring and poaching. That case is still to be resolved as the judge at the federal court in San Jose refused to approve a proposal from the companies to settle with 64,000 technical workers.
Lawyers for Greg Garrison who brought the latest suit are urging the latest case to be treated the same way with the complaint saying must be coupled with the earlier one before US District Judge Lucy Koh, as a ‘substantial portion of both cases concerns the same parties and events’.
"These two cases concern overlapping conspiracies that each grew out of the same unlawful anti-solicitation agreement between Google and others, including Oracle," the suit claims.