A new court filing revealed Apple is working on reaching an out of court settlement with A123 Systems after getting hit with a lawsuit for hiring away key vehicle battery employees. Apple requested an extension on Tuesday for its response to A123's lawsuit saying it is exploring a potential resolution with the company.
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Apple had to know going into these hires that a lawsuit was a very real possibility. That means there's a good chance the company is ready to throw enough money at the problem to make A123 System's lawsuit go away.