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Google Countersues Microsoft

Google has counter sued Microsoft claiming that under California law, Microsoft can’t restrain employees from “choosing where they want to work.”

Google filed its lawsuit in state court in San Jose, Calif., two days after Microsoft went to court in Seattle to stop Google from hiring Kai-Fu Lee, a Microsoft vice president. Google’s suit argues that under California law, Microsoft can’t restrain employees from “choosing where they want to work.”

Google hired Lee to open a development center in China to expand its international operations. The company is recruiting Microsoft staff to develop products that challenge Microsoft’s Internet and software businesses as the companies vie for international business on the Web.

I’m no lawyer but it looks like Google is on the loosing end of this one. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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