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Two weeks ago we posted about a civil lawsuit looming over the heads of some top Silicon Valley companies for conspiring to not poach each other's employees. The latest involves the late Steve Jobs sending Eric Schmidt an email demanding that Google stops stealing theirs.

Reuters say the email, sent in 2007, was quickly acted upon by a receptive Schmidt.

"I would be very pleased if your recruiting department would stop doing this," Jobs wrote.

Schmidt forwarded Job's email onto other, undisclosed recipients.

"Can you get this stopped and let me know why this is happening?" Schmidt wrote.

Google's staffing director responded that the employee who contacted the Apple engineer "will be terminated within the hour."

He added: "Please extend my apologies as appropriate to Steve Jobs.".

[Reuters via Apple Insider]