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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has brought another former Google colleague into the fold at the social networking company.
Facebook's second in command, Sheryl Sandberg will be questioned on whether or not seven tech companies broke antitrust laws by conspiring not to recruit employees from one another.
Although Sandberg nor Facebook are defendants, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, issued a ruling for a deposition around April 23, according to Bloomberg News. However, Google gave the court 13 pages which included spreadsheets with compensation, three calendar entries and Sandberg's employment agreement with Google.
The defendants in the case are Apple, Adobe Systems, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar. The suit alleges that the defendants entered into the agreement to not poach employees and hid the agreements from employees. Further, the companies then enforced the agreements by monitoring each other. Lawyers from the employees say that this hurt employees' job prospects and pay and both sides are awaiting Koh's decision to proceed as class-action lawsuit.