HSSK and Co-Counsel Secure Major Win in No-poaching Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of Plaintiffs

Jan 25, 2023 | Firm News

In a closely watched no-poaching antitrust class action lawsuit, HSSK and its co-counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and DiCello Levitt, convinced U.S. District Judge Sarala Nagala to deny a motion to dismiss that had been filed by the defendants.

The lawsuit alleges that the six defendants colluded to artificially depress employee wages in the aerospace industry. The lawsuit further alleges that the companies entered into an agreement not to hire away employees from each other. If proven, these actions would violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act, which in part prohibits anti-competitive agreements.

The U.S. Justice Department is also pursuing criminal charges against the defendants, alleging that the purpose of the agreements between the defendant companies was to suppress competition and, thereby, wages of highly skilled workers.

This victory was reported in articles in Bloomberg Law, Reuters & Law360.