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Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 19, 1436, Sep 3, 2015, SPA -- A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers, AP reported.

The settlement of a class-action lawsuit will pay more than 64,000 technology workers about $5,800 apiece. The complaint, filed in 2011, originally sought $3 billion in damages that could have been tripled under U.S. antitrust law. Based on that figure, the workers could have received more than $100,000 apiece if they prevailed at trial.

-- SPA

22:11 LOCAL TIME 19:11 GMT

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