Here are key developments in the lawsuit that claims several Silicon Valley companies conspired to keep wages low by not hiring each other's employees. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh agreed to certify the case as a class-action lawsuit, enabling more than 60,000 workers to seek damages from the companies.

  • 2009 -2010: U.S. Department of Justice investigates the employment and recruitment practices of six high-tech companies — Adobe Systems (ADBE), Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Intel (
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