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Apple Could Fix Rejected Anti-Poaching Deal on the Cheap

It was a shock to the parties when a judge rejected a $324.5 million settlement of a lawsuit over an alleged conspiracy by Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other Silicon Valley tech companies not to poach each other’s employees.

Yet it's no surprise how easy it might be for the companies to come back with an acceptable deal, using the road map the judge laid out in her Aug. 8 ruling to steer clear of a trial with potential damages of $9 billion.