Skype Founders File Another Suit in eBay Saga
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 20/09/2009 00:21
Two companies owned by the founders of Skype have filed another lawsuit that could complicate eBay Inc.'s $2 billion deal to sell the Internet communications company to a group of investors.
The suit from Joltid Ltd. and Joost N.V.--both owned by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis--was filed Friday in a Delaware court. The suit claims that former Joost chief executive Mike Volpi breached his fiduciary duty by using confidential information to broker a deal announced recently by eBay, which owns Skype, to sell a 65% stake in company to private investors.