Judge Refuses to Dismiss Craiglist's Suit Against eBay

EBay Inc. must face a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently hid its intention to start a competing classified advertising site during negotiations to buy a stake in Craigslist Inc., a judge tentatively ruled. Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer in San Francisco rejected eBay's argument that Craigslist's lawsuit should be dismissed because shareholder agreements between the companies allowed them to compete.