E-mails and other documents indicate that companies including Intel, Apple, Google and Adobe Systems tried to recruit Facebook to the cause of not poaching employees from each other's companies, Jeff Elder writes. A lawsuit on behalf of more than 60,000 workers seeks $3 billion from the companies. The defendants are asking the court to prevent the plaintiffs from using outside sources, such as a biography of Steve Jobs, so as not to depict the late founder of Apple as a "bully."

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