View Full Version : Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Lucasfilm In Hiring Probe

12-27-2010, 08:28 AM
(Apple/Adobe/Pixar and Google are knee deep in this mess)

Lucasfilm Ltd. agreed Tuesday to settle civil charges that it and Pixar Animation agreed to limit competition for each other's digital-animation workers, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
The settlement is the latest development in the department's ongoing probe of hiring practices in the technology sector.

Pixar, a unit of Walt Disney Co. (DIS), was not named in Tuesday's legal complaint because it was one of six companies that settled similar charges in September, the department said.

The department's antitrust regulators alleged that Lucasfilm and Pixar, rival animation studios, had agreed not to cold-call each other's employees, and further agreed to notify each other when making an offer to an employee of the other company.


I was not going to post this, but WTH.

12-28-2010, 11:16 AM
wow, hahah. One can only imagine what will probably have happened to reach this point.