Yahoo And Mozilla Sue Each Other Over Partnership Collapse

Mozilla files counter suit against Yahoo & Oath

Roughly three years ago, Yahoo and Mozilla announced that Yahoo would be the default search engine on Firefox in the US.

"Its complaint says", The payments owed by Yahoo are key to financing Mozilla's efforts to launch the new version of its flagship product, Firefox".

On December 5, Mozilla filed a countersuit against the search engine giant, which forces Yahoo to pay its obligations to the foundation as stipulated in its contract.

On 1 December, Yahoo Holdings and Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla - claiming it improperly terminated its agreement with Yahoo.

"When it became clear that continuing to use Yahoo as our default search provider would have a negative impact on all of the above, we exercised our contractual right to terminate the agreement and entered into an agreement with another provider". Mozilla was given a contractual right to terminate the agreement, if Yahoo was found unacceptable for some reason. She also noted that although numerous legal issues between the two organizations are confidential, Mozilla plans to create a wiki page and provide other details publicly in the interest of openness and transparency.

Yahoo had been paying Mozilla to keep Yahoo Search as the default for Firefox through to 2019.

Last month, Mozilla made a decision to trigger the company's contractual rights and terminated the deal, following Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo.

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Dixon added that the terms of Mozilla's agreement with Yahoo clearly spell out its post-termination rights. Following the 2016 announcement of its intent to purchase Yahoo, Verizon whittled down the price based on Yahoo's subsequent disclosure of major breaches in 2013 and 2014 that affected Yahoo's 3 billion user accounts.

Mozilla's response and counterclaim indicate there was a clause that gave the company an out if certain conditions existed or didn't continue to exist.

Deals between the software companies that develop web browsers and search engine providers can be quite lucrative and these agreements have earned Mozilla as much as $300 million a year or 90 per cent of its income. Yahoo's side of the story is that terminating the deal was a breach of contract. We enter into all of our relationships with a shared goal to deliver a great user experience and further the web as an open platform.

Mozilla continued these types of discussions with Yahoo in March 2015, reiterating that Mozilla "wants improvement for both parties to grow marketshare", but the "current experience is causing users to move".

Mozilla looks to be in a very firm legal position here and has already demanded that Oath hand over $750 million to retain the contract.

"No relationship should end this way - litigation doesn't further any goals for the ecosystem", she said.

Oath, the company that runs the Yahoo search engine and which is owned by Verizon is not commenting on Mozilla's counter-claim. Future proceedings should prove interesting.

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