was in place from 2006 to 2009. Intuit is already subject to a settlement barring it from making such agreements.
The California lawsuit would allow the state to recover damages and ensure that the companies do not engage in such conduct in the future.
California's lawsuit lists Intuit as a co-conspirator.
“If California is going to continue to be the high-tech capital of the world, we can't allow anticompetitive conduct that prevents talent from going where it's put to its highest use,'' Harris said in a statement.
eBay's revenues in 2011 were $11.7 billion. Intuit's 2011 revenues were $3.85 billion.