SGT represents a lead plaintiff in a putative class action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut against defendants Pratt & Whitney (a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp.) and several aerospace engineer staffing companies alleging that they conspired to restrict competition and suppress wages via “no-poach” agreements in violation of antitrust laws. The companies that are alleged to have participated in the conspiracy include the following:
- Agilis Engineering
- Cyient (previously known as InfoTech)
- Parametric Solutions, Inc. (PSI)
- Pratt & Whitney (owned by Raytheon)
- QuEST Global
The action stems from a series of criminal antitrust indictments announced by the DOJ in December 2021 against Mahesh Patel, Director of Global Engineering Sourcing at Pratt & Whitney, as well as five senior executives at engineering outsourcing companies, including: Steven Houghtaling of Belcan, Tom Edwards of Cyient, Gary Prus of Parametric Solutions, and Robert Harvey, and Harpreet Wasan of QuEST.
Consistent with the DOJ indictments, Plaintiffs’ consolidated amended complaint alleges that aerospace engineers employed by Defendants were harmed by having employment opportunities limited and their wages suppressed.
The case is Borozny et al. v. v. Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Division, et al, No.3:21-cv-01657 and is pending before Hon. Sarala V. Nagala in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.