BUSINESS BRIEFING / COURTS

Times Wire Reports

Craigslist Inc., the online advertising provider, accused EBay Inc. of using its minority stake in the company to extract confidential information that helped it start a competing classified-advertising website.

EBay obtained a seat on Craigslist's board after buying 28% of the company's shares and used that access for data mining, lawyers for Craigslist alleged in a lawsuit.

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