Apple, Google appeal to US judge's rejection of $325 mn settlement in hiring lawsuit

Four tech companies including Appleand Googleappealed a US judge's rejection of a proposed $324.5 million settlement in a lawsuit over hiring practices in Silicon Valley, according to a court filing from the companies late on Thursday.

Plaintiff tech workers accused Apple, Google, Inteland Adobeof conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees. Last month, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California rejected the proposed settlement in the class action case, saying the amount was too low.

The companies on Thursday said they had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule Koh's decision.

Reuters

Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 14:14:50 IST