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Booz Allen, CACI Must Face No Poach Class Action

Nov. 13, 2019, 2:31 PM

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Mission Essential Personnel LLC, and CACI International Inc.—defense contractors that perform intelligence work in England—must face a class action accusing them of violating antitrust rules by agreeing not to hire one another’s workers, an Ohio federal court said.

Plaintiffs Sarah J. Hunter and David N. Yountz sufficiently raised a Sherman Act claim by saying the contractors’ “no-poach” agreements prevented individuals working at one of the contractors from seeking better-paid employment opportunities with another company, Judge George C. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said.

The contractors asserted that...

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