How Facebook avoided Google`s fate in talent poaching lawsuit

Facebook Inc emerged as one of the biggest Silicon Valley companies to have resisted rivals` entreaties to stop poaching each other`s employees.

San Francisco: Facebook Inc has emerged as one of the biggest Silicon Valley companies to have resisted rivals` entreaties to stop poaching each other`s employees, according to emails between the No. 1 social network and Google Inc released in court filings.

Trial in the hiring class action is scheduled to begin in May.
The civil case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is In Re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 11-cv-2509.