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Company: Google Inc.
Current Parent CompanyAlphabet Inc.
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Penalty: $103,750,000
Year: 2015
Date: September 2, 2015
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Secondary Offense: wage and hour violation
Mega-ScandalWage Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements
Violation Description: This case involved allegations that high-tech companies conspired not to hire each other's employees, thus suppressing salary levels. Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems together agreed to settle the matter for $415 million. The settlement did not specify how much each of the companies would pay. Here we assume the total was equally divided among the four.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 5:11-cv-2509
Case Name: In Re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: information technology
Specific Industry of Current Parent: internet services
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