News over the weekend of two Detroit pension funds suing Yahoo for rejecting Microsoft's $41.2 billion offer, is the first bit of sanity that has come out of this whole story.
The proposed class action, filed by veteran shareholder litigation firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman, takes Yahoo directors to task for spurning the Feb. 1 offer and "pursuing all manner of value-destructive third-party deals."
These pension funds are the only party who have the investor interests at heart. Regarding both Yahoo and Microsoft, it's hard to understand what they are thinking. Why would Microsoft pay a 60% premium for the much troubled search engine company? I understand that Microsoft basically wants to replace its own troubled MSN with Yahoo, but why overpay? I am sure that if it invested a fraction of this amount of money to generate more MSN traffic, things would improve.
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