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Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec— Alleged Non-Compete & “No-Poach” Conspiracy

Knorr-Bremse AG & Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) Allegedly Maintained Unlawful Non-Compete Agreements for One Another’s Workers

Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers, reportedly reached an agreement with the Dept. of Justice to resolve a DOJ lawsuit alleging that Knorr and Wabtec had maintained unlawful non-compete agreements for one another’s employees, according to a DOJ Release under review by Goldman Scarlato & Penny attorney Brian Penny.

Attorney Brian Penny is investigating potential misconduct related to Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy. Former employees from Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec who believe they may have been affected by Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” agreements are encouraged to contact attorney Brian Penny with any useful information or for a free, no obligation discussion about their legal options.

Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec Allegedly Entered into a “No-poach” Agreement with Rail Equipment Supplier Faiveley Transport S.A.

The DOJ lawsuit alleged that the companies entered into similar “no-poach” agreements with rail equipment supplier Faiveley Transport S.A. before Faiveley was acquired by Wabtec in November 2016, according to the aforementioned Release under review by attorney Penny.

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on April 3rd in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge Knorr and Wabtec’s no-poach agreements, the Release states, and presented a proposed settlement of that suit the same day.

Antitrust Lawyers Investigating

The Goldman Scarlato & Penny PC firm often represents victims of antitrust conspiracies such as the alleged non-compete and no-poaching agreements at issue here, and are currently investigating Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy. The firm takes most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only gets paid for their fees and costs out of money recovered for clients.

Workers from Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec who believe they were affected by activity related to Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy may contact attorney Brian Penny for a free no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0530, via email at penny@lawgsp.com, or through the contact form on this webpage.

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