The US Department of Justice (DoJ) sued eBay in the US District Court, alleging that its agreement with Intuit stopped each company from recruiting one another’s employees.  The government also says that the deal stopped eBay from hiring any Intuit employees at all for at least a year, even if they approached the company on their own.  The lawsuit claims that the agreement (made with the knowledge and involvement of top officials from both companies) harmed competition for employees in Silicon Valley and lowered the salaries and benefits the employees would have otherwise commanded.