Judge Close to Approving High-Tech Hiring Lawsuit

Aside from a few "nits," a federal judge appeared poised to sign off on a $415 million settlement that would end a five-year legal battle over alleged illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has set a July 9 hearing for final approval of the pact, which would resolve antitrust claims against Apple, Adobe, Google and Intel over allegations that they entered into secret agreements not to raid each others' workforces.