Re: They're probably spending more for their lawyers to argue against it
Your thinking about it the wrong way around.
Their lawyers are arguing against it because they KNOW they arent meeting the equal pay regulations, which they KNOW would open them up to huge discrimination claims from employees, ex-employees, state regulators, federal regulators, etc, etc.
How do they KNOW all this? Because obviously they've already compiled the data, analysed it, and determined "Oh bugger we havent been meeting the requirements after all."
Rather then putting their hand up and saying "Our bad, lets see if we cant even this up for everyone." they've decided to bring in the lawyers. Personally, I hope this does go all the way to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court kicks Google's ass from here to Timbuktu!