Affinity Engines has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming an engineer employed at the search giant stole software code to create the popular online social networking service

The lawsuit alleges that Google engineer Orkut Buyukkokten stole code from former employer Affinity Engines to create Google's Orkut social networking site. The suit also alleges that Buyukkokten promised he would not develop a competing social networking service when he left to join Google.