Baker & McKenzie, Yahoo Win $2.7B Mexico Court Bribery Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2016, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that Baker & McKenzie LLP and Yahoo bribed a Mexican judge to overturn a $2.7 billion judgment awarded to two yellow pages listers, finding that the listers couldn't establish continuous racketeering activity.

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed with prejudice yellow pages listing services Worldwide Directories SA de CV and Ideas Interactivas SA de CV's allegations that Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo Inc. colluded to reverse a $2.7 billion judgment against the Internet company. The judge found that while the listers' allegations "permit an inference" that the law firm was involved...

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