New York (AFP) - Apple has been sued by developers of an advanced automotive car battery for allegedly poaching key employees, providing evidence that the California tech giant is working on an electric vehicle.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has asked the US District Court, District of Massachusetts to throw out a lawsuit slapped on it by A123 Systems; where the bankrupt battery maker alleged that Apple had poached five key employees.
Individual claims have been made against the five former employees, accusing them of breaching non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. A123 also says Apple “intentionally interfered with contractual obligations and raided its business”.
By Sammy Pollack:Shares of lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems Inc (AONE) surged higher Tuesday following news that the company has broken through with its efforts to create a battery capable of operating in extreme heat and cold.
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By Jeff St. John
Waltham, Mass.-based advanced lithium-ion battery company A123 (AONE) filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, becoming the fourth Obama Administration-backed green technology company to declare insolvency after receiving tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and loans.