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EBay sued over recruiting curbs

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EBay Inc. (EBAY), the world's largest online marketplace, has been accused by the US and California of violating antitrust laws by agreeing not to hire people working for the gtechnology company Intuit Inc. 

Senior executives at EBay and Intuit struck "evolving handshake accords" from 2006 to 2009 to restrict recruiting and hiring each other's workers, according to a complaint by the US Justice Department filed on Friday in federal court in San Jose, California.

The practice allegedly distorted competition for specialised computer engineers and scientists and made it harder for workers to get better, higher-paying jobs.

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