MEXICO CITY Dec 5 A plaintiff in a case against
Yahoo Inc in which a Mexico City civil court made a
$2.7 billion preliminary judgment against the U.S. firm said on
Wednesday he and his partners were willing to accept a legal
settlement for less.
The ruling, 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 brought by Worldwide Directories S.A. de
C.V. and Ideas Interactivas S.A. de C.V. against Yahoo and Yahoo
de Mexico, according to Yahoo.
Carlos Bazan-Canabal, who says he is a partner in both firms
and is named in copies of court documents related to the case
obtained by Reuters, said the plaintiffs were prepared to listen
if Yahoo made them 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.