Judge Grants Class-Action Status in Silicon Valley Hiring Suit

A U.S. judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that alleges major Silicon Valley companies suppressed employee compensation by agreeing not to solicit each other’s workers, according to a court filing.

Lucy Koh, a California federal judge for the northern district, ruled that the technical class members’ interests in the case, as well as the nature of the defendants’ alleged overarching conspiracy, weighed in favor of having the case litigated as a class action.

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