Inside eBay's Quest for Craigslist

Court papers show Craigslist has resisted buyout overtures from minority stakeholder eBay, and now the auction site has gone on the offensive
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Online classified ad site Craigslist is none too happy with having e-commerce giant eBay (EBAY) hold a stake in its business. And eBay isn't taking kindly to Craigslist's efforts to diminish that ownership. The extent of both sides' displeasure was made plain in court papers unsealed in Delaware on Apr. 30.

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