Yahoo! ordered to pay $2.7 bn by Mexican court

November 30, 2012
Yahoo! said it was ordered to pay $2.7 billion by a Mexican court in a lawsuit stemming from allegations of breach of contract and lost profits related to a yellow pages listing service.

Yahoo! said Friday it was ordered to pay $2.7 billion by a Mexican court in a lawsuit stemming from allegations of breach of contract and lost profits related to a yellow pages listing service.

The US Internet giant said in a statement it "believes the plaintiffs' claims are without merit and will vigorously pursue all appeals."

The California company's statement offered few details on the case.

It said the 49th of the Federal District of Mexico City has "entered a non-final judgment of US $2.7 billion against Yahoo! Inc. and Yahoo de Mexico" in the case.

The lawsuit was brought by Worldwide Directories SA de CV and Ideas Interactivas, and "alleged claims of breach of contract, breach of promise, and lost profits arising from contracts related to a yellow pages listings service," Yahoo! said.

Yahoo! shares were down 1.4 percent in after-hours trade on the news.

Yahoo! in October reported that its rocketed above $3 billion, fueled by the sale of part of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

The California company's revenue from was little changed from the same quarter last year but Yahoo! reported its income from ads served up with online search results was up 11 percent.

It has been trying to reinvent itself as the search pioneer has been overtaken by .

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kevinrtrs
2.2 / 5 (17) Dec 01, 2012
For Worldwide Directories SA de CV and Ideas Interactivas and to have lost 2.7 billion in profit would take some miraculous performance on their part under normal circumstances. This sounds like someone is on the take.
Duude
1.7 / 5 (12) Dec 01, 2012
Mexico seeks to double their GDP by collecting a ridiculous judgment from Yahoo.
Noumenon
2.3 / 5 (21) Dec 01, 2012
Mexico is corrupt from top to bottom.

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