StreamCast alleges Hoffa's body buried on eBay campus

Attorneys for StreamCast Networks have finally realized their mistake and amended the company’s suit against Skype and its founders to include the VoIP outfit’s new owner, eBay. On Monday, StreamCast which earlier this year sued Skype and co-founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis for RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations (see “Niklas and Janus? Whatever happened to the good old racketeering names like Jimmy The Fish?“), adjusted its original complaint, adding eBay to the list of defendants and seeking more than $4 billion in damages and a court order blocking the auction giant from selling Skype services. “Defendants have orchestrated an elaborate overseas shell game in an attempt to steal and wrongfully profit from technology that rightfully belongs to StreamCast, and which the defendants have used and are using to their advantage,” the lawsuit states. The only real surprise here is that it took so long for StreamCast to add eBay to the complaint. After all, eBay’s the one with the deep pockets here. If eBay wasn’t already having second thoughts about its acquisition of Skype, it most certainly is now.


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