A man looks at his Apple iPad in front an Apple logo outside an Apple store in downtown Shanghai in this file photoWith the aid of Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple and Google failed to steer a U.S. judge to log off on a $324.5 million agreement to unravel a lawsuit with the aid of tech staff, who accused the companies of conspiring to avoid poaching each different's employees. In a ruling on Friday, U.S. District Choose Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, mentioned the class action contract was too low, given the strength of the case against the businesses. There’s "large and compelling evidence" that late Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs "was once a, if no longer the, crucial determine in the alleged conspiracy," Koh wrote. Representatives for Apple and Google Inc declined to remark.