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In the aftermath of a horrible murder by someone who is now routinely referred to as "the Craigslist killer," the online classified site has been coming under increasing pressure from both the government -- which has been waging a prostitution-related crusade for some time now -- and others who see the service as somehow complicit…

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After being hit with an eBay legal missile last month, Craigslist has responded with a projectile of its own: the company has filed a countersuit accusing the online auction company -- which owns a 25-per-cent stake in Craigslist -- with "unlawful and unfair competition, misappropriation of proprietary information, deceptive passing-off, business interference, false advertising, phishing…

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Although Craigslist originally said that it couldn't respond to the allegations made in eBay's lawsuit against the company, it seems that Craig and/or Jim couldn't help themselves: the Craigslist blog has a post up entitled "Kettles and Pots" which notes that many of the things eBay is accusing Craigslist of doing are things that eBay…

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A week or so ago, eBay filed a lawsuit against Craigslist, alleging that the controlling shareholders of the classified site -- namely, founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster -- had taken certain steps to dilute the auction provider's minority stake in the company, and thereby had breached their fiduciary duty and injured eBay as…

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Update: A post at the newish Craigslist blog says that the company is: "surprised and disappointed by Ebay’s unfounded allegations, which came to us out of the blue, without any attempt to engage in a dialogue with us." And the post goes on to say that eBay has no reason to feel threatened "unless of…

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