Mexico Yahoo plaintiffs open to settlement
The ruling by the 49th Civil Court of the Federal District of Mexico City, which was issued on Friday and perplexed the tech world, involves allegations of breach of contract related to an online yellow pages listings service, according to Yahoo. The lawsuit was filed in November 2011 by Worldwide Directories S.A. de C.V. and Ideas Interactivas S.A. de C.V. against Yahoo and Yahoo de Mexico.
Carlos Bazan-Canabal, who says he is a partner in both firms and is named as their strategic planning director in copies of the court ruling obtained by Reuters, said the plaintiffs were prepared to listen if Yahoo made an offer.
"If we can reach a settlement with an interesting number, we would go for it," Bazan-Canabal told Reuters, adding it could be for less than the preliminary award. "It's up to them." He later told Reuters that before the judgment, the companies had made a settlement offer for less than the sum awarded by the court and Yahoo had rejected it. He did not disclose further details of that offer and stressed that the plaintiffs did not feel the need to press Yahoo for a settlement.
"If there's no intention from Yahoo to get a hold of us and potentially reach a settlement, we will pursue all roads both in
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