BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd sued Motorola Inc over claims the mobile-phone maker is improperly blocking it from offering jobs to laid-off Motorola workers, Bloomberg said.

RIM, in a complaint filed in state court in Chicago, asked for an order invalidating an agreement the companies reached this year not to solicit each other’s employees, the agency said.

The agreement expired in August and is no longer enforceable, the agency said, citing the complaint.

Motorola is improperly trying to expand the agreement “to prevent the RIM entities from hiring any Motorola employees, including the thousands of employees Motorola has already fired or will fire,” RIM was quoted as saying in the complaint.

Ah, the holiday spirit in Silicon Valley.




  1. Rider says:

    Rim job offers?!?!

    best headline ever.

  2. Ron Larson says:

    Isn’t, or wasn’t, that agreement an illegal restraint of trade?

  3. Mister Mustard says:

    Rim job. Heh heh heh heh. He said rim job.

  4. Special Ed says:

    Should Motorola really care? They are dead meat anyway.

  5. kyle says:

    no wonder that company is tanking

    (rim jobs)

  6. EvilPoliticians says:

    Ah, the holiday spirit in Silicon Valley.

    Since Motorola is Chicago based, this should be considered not Silicon Valley, but Silicon Alley instead.

    Tis the season for corruption and legal maneuvers!

  7. Mr. Fusion says:

    RIM is gunna win. If there is anything left at Motorola, they will win bigtime.

  8. bill says:

    Silicon Valley? more like the RUST BELT!

    What would Motorola be worried about anyway? Oh, the new design for a Flip Phone?

  9. LayoffGossip says:

    People always hate to talk about when they are laid off. But as it has become every day’s news headline since Yahoo started it with cutting 1500 of its task force last year, now a need of platform has been in demand where people can express their selves in words how they are feeling about their company, whey the got laid off was that justified or not.
    And every thing they want to tell anonymously. And http://layoffgossip.com is providing you that platform.

    [Please drop the WWW from URLs as WordPress doesn’t display it properly. – ed.]


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