The anti-poaching lawsuit against Apple, Google, and other tech companies may be drawing to a close, as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has raised no objections to a $415 million settlement in the class-action case.
Koh rejected a previous $324.5 million settlement last August after one of the plaintiffs in the case objected because the deal was too low, according to Reuters.
Judge Koh did not formally rule from the bench on whether she would approve the deal, but she did set another date for a hearing over the final sign off of the $415 million deal.
“We are pleased court indicated she was going to approve the settlement,” said Kelly Dermody, an attorney for the workers.
The class-action lawsuit was filed in 2011 by tech workers against Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel, alleging the four companies were involved in anti-poaching agreements, resulting in lower salaries and less opportunities for their employees. According to court documents, up to one million employees had been affected by the agreement between the four companies.