Facebook COO Says She Refused to Limit Google Hires

Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said she declined in 2008 to limit the recruitment or hiring of Google Inc. employees after being contacted by two senior officials at the search engine company. Sandberg made the assertion in a court filing as Google, Apple Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. prepare for a trial scheduled in May over claims they agreed not to recruit each other’s employees in violation of antitrust law.