US District Court Judge Denise Cote originally took issue with the settlement because Apple could end up only paying $70 million.
The company alleges that employee, who worked for Amazon Web Services, violated an agreement that kept him from drumming up businesses from AWS customers for more than a year after his departure.
Judge signs off on the $20 million partial settlement agreed to last year in the suit involving Lucasfilm, Pixar, Intuit.
In a New Jersey case in which a teen is suing her parents for tuition fees and other bills, the judge fears kids will try to sue their parents to get gadgets.
The longtime Apple board member, who also serves as chairman of Intuit, will be replaced by BlackRock founding partner Susan L. Wagner.
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Judge Lucy Koh invalidates one Samsung patent and finds that Samsung infringes on one of Apple's patents, as the two sides prepare for another courtroom battle.
An appeals court rules that around 60,000 workers can collectively pursue lawsuits against several major tech players over alleged antipoaching agreements.
Judge finds that plaintiffs suffered no real harm over Web giant's bypass of users' privacy controls in the Safari and Internet Explorer browsers.