Yahoo tries to conceal lawsuit documents
Suing shareholders and Yahoo disagree about whether information on the company's employee severance plan should be public.
Yahoo andsuing the company don't see eye to eye about how public some documents involved in the case should be.
The documents involve details of a severance plan Yahoo adopted after Microsoft launched its attempt to acquire the Internet company in February. Yahoo wants to keep the documents redacted, but Joel Friedlander, the attorney representing the shareholders, accused Yahoo of trying "to whitewash embarrassing documents" so they couldn't be used to undermine its effort to fend off activist investor The Associated Press., according to
Also included in the documents are notes from a conversation between Jerry Yang and Steve Ballmer, the respective chief executives of Yahoo and Microsoft, and of comments top executives made about the severance plan, the AP said. The information was gathered during the discovery phase of the lawsuit.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday on the matter for the Delaware case.
The, a source familiar with the negotiations said.