back to article Ex-Apple, Google, Intel geeks in line for $415m over wage-fix pacts

As expected, a four-year-long wage-fixing case could be over – after Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe offered to pay out $415m to make the case go away. The foursome are trying to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by former employees over claims senior management quietly entered a pact to not poach each other's staff. This …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So roughly one hundred Million apiece.

    Pocket change. Next time they won't be so stupid as to put it in emails.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So roughly one hundred Million apiece.

      You're right. The other option (saying "no" to something that is on the wrong side of the law) does not appear to be doing too well in corporate America..

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Clearly Apple was involved on the lawyer's side..

    .. as they too take 30% :)

  3. JamesPond
    Unhappy

    So the rich get to stay out of jail

    Once again

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/uk-britain-fca-burrows-idUKKBN0JT0XU20141215

    the rich buy themselves out of jail-time. Basically, you can break the law all you want and as long as you have enough money, you can keep your freedom and in fact, remain without a conviction. Who says money doesn't buy you happiness!

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: So the rich get to stay out of jail

      Yep,business as usual once again. In this case there is even clear evidence of threats which are effectively blackmail against Palm and yet no criminal charges are levied, just a slap on the wrist and told to pay off the "victims".

      So how come a mugger or burglar can't get a deal like that instead of going to prison?

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