Printed from http://www.electronista.com

RIM sues Motorola over barrier on new hires

updated 10:40 am EST, Wed December 24, 2008

RIM Sues Motorola

Research in Motion today filed a lawsuit against Motorola accusing the latter of blocking employees laid off or otherwise quitting from being hired by the BlackBerry maker. The complaint is the result of fallout between the two following an agreement struck this year to avoid poaching employees and charges Motorola with trying to artificially extend the agreement past a claimed August end date by refusing to let any ex-employees join RIM afterwards.

Motorola had previously sued RIM in September, accusing the company of violating the agreement by trying to recruit its staff.

Illinois-based Motorola has felt compelled to lay off at least 10,000 workers in recent months as the company has seen mounting losses from its ailing cellphone business. The company ultimately hopes to spin off its cellphone business but still has a heavy investment in the venture, which is expected to switch to Android for many of its phones and to focus more on touchscreens.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Patriot Fuel+ 6000 and 9000mAh batteries

Mobile device batteries are better than they used to be, but there's always a scenario where users could use more juice. Upgrade manuf ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News