WSJ.com - Google Sues Microsoft Over Executive's Hiring: "Their non-compete clause is incredibly over-broad,' said Nicole Wong, a Google associate general counsel. 'What they're doing is intimidation pure and simple.' Microsoft Tuesday had filed suit against Google and Dr. Lee, an expert in search technology and one of the architects of Microsoft's China strategy, in King County Superior Court, in Seattle.
Microsoft spokeswoman Stacy Drake said Google's suit in California was a 'poorly disguised effort to evade Washington law and renege on the agreement Dr. Lee made to Microsoft.' She added, 'Microsoft is confident in our case and that Google's legal maneuvers will ultimately be rejected by the court.' "