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This article was published on September 12, 2014

Yahoo sued for allegedly using corrupt judge to help reduce $2.7B judgment in Mexico

Yahoo sued for allegedly using corrupt judge to help reduce $2.7B judgment in Mexico Image by: Ethan Miller
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Yahoo and its law firm are the target of a lawsuit brought by two Mexican companies that claim the company used a judge to “intimidate” an appellate judge into reducing $2.7 billion in damages to $172,500, according to Reuters.

Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas sued Yahoo for breach of contract after a search partnership broke apart. The pair initially won a $2.7 billion ruling in 2012, but an appeals court reduced the award last May to a fraction of the original.

It seems extremely out of character for a multinational tech company to resort to corruption and threats to resolve its legal troubles, but innocent or not, this latest lawsuit is bound to have plenty of drama.

Mexican companies sue Yahoo, law firm charge conspiracy to avoid $2.7 billion judgment

Featured image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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