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Apple faces lawsuit for alleged auto engineer poaching

Apple sued for battery engineer poaching

With specifics about Apple's much-hyped automotive project under wraps for the time being, the tech giant now faces a lawsuit for poaching automotive engineers to beef up its battery division.

At least five former employees of electric car battery maker A123 Systems now work for Apple, according to a court filing. Those employees signed nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements, according to the filing. A123 is seeking "monetary damages," but it hasn't specified the amount it's seeking.