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Yahoo! and its law firm have been sued by two Mexican companies that are accusing them of conspiring to dodge the shock $2.7bn award handed out to them in a 2012 Mexican court case. Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas claim that the Purple Palace and law firm Baker & McKenzie got a senior Mexican judge on their side …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Corruption in Mexico? What a shock.

    1. TeeCee Gold badge
      Black Helicopters

      Such a lack of shock that one can't help wondering if two Mexican companies bribing a Mexican Judge in Mexico to get the original 2.7bn is more likely than their version of events.......

  2. ratfox

    Hmm… Complaining to a US court about allegedly corrupt legal proceedings in a different country. I'm sure Mexico is going to appreciate this immensely.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What mexico thinks is irrelevant

      USA has specific laws about USA (and anything they can get their jurisdictional mits on) giving bribes to foreign country officials.

      It is one of the "more unpleasant" parts of legislation to be nailed under as it may include covenants on behaviour and ongoing oversight (similar to the one you get for breaking competition law).

      This has been regularly used by USA companies against non-USA competitors with USA presense. It is probably the first time someone has turned the table and has used it against a USA company. It will be very interesting to watch. Pass the popcorn please... (or some tacos and guacamole instead).

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    can't resist

    What is it about vast majority Catholic countries and rampant corruption?

    1. ratfox

      Re: can't resist

      Meh. Spain and Ireland are catholic countries, yet they are not particularly known for their corruption. On the other hand, China, India or Egypt have the reputation of being so corrupt it becomes a way of life, without being catholic.

      I'd say if you discount Italy, it looks like corruption is more dependent on development than anything else.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: can't resist

        Ireland itself does rank middle of pack for developed countries but Northern Ireland tends to have a worse reputation for corruption. Spain on the other hand rated lower than Poland in the 2013 corruption perception index (40th place). I am not arguing other religions don't cause even more corruption. Just the link with Catholicism seems to be there.

    2. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: can't resist

      Uh...Canada's majority Catholic...and we're way less corrupt than US of (NS)A...

      1. Tom 35

        Canada's majority Catholic

        More like Quebec is majority Catholic... and it's corrupt as hell.

        1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

          Re: Canada's majority Catholic

          Quebec has minor cronyism going on. In all honesty it's probably worse in Alberta and I'm positive it's worse in Ontario. Still; none of them even remotely compare to the corruption in the USA. Not even close.

  4. David Kelly 2

    Corrupt Judges

    They are upset Yahoo!'s corrupt judge overturned their corrupt judge.

    There hasn't been $2.7B of Yellow Pages in all the history of Mexico.

    1. Tom 35

      Re: Corrupt Judges

      They are just upset that Yahoo!'s corrupt judge, was bigger then theirs.

  5. Spoonsinger

    Italic !'s - Why?

    Did I miss a memo?

    1. User McUser

      Re: Italic !'s - Why?

      Apparently! So! As! The! Register! Kinda! Made! A! Big! Deal! About! It! When! It! First! Happened! Slightly! More! Than! One! Year! Ago!

      See! Also! This! Article!:

      1. Spoonsinger

        Re: Italic !'s - Why?

        Cheers, was under the impression they were all straight up, but the slantyness does make sense.

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