HotJobs.com on Friday said it won a
second round in court against America
Online subsidiary DigitalCity
(DCI), when a judge denied a motion that would have let DCI avoid running
listings from the job site.
On March 8 in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA, Judge R. Terrence
Ney granted HotJobs.com (HOTJ)
an injunction that called for DCI to abide by an advertising agreement
etween the two companies. Today’s decision lets that injunction stand, over
the arguments of DCI.
DCI had tried to terminate the ad deal, after parent company AOL made an
exclusive pact with HotJobs.com competitor Monster.com. HotJobs.com filed suit in
December 1999, and then asked for an injunction so that job listings would
appear on the AOL properties until the case was finally decided.
“We are excited that our high-quality job postings content will now appear
on the network of the most dominant player in the industry,” said Richard
Johnson, president and chief executive officer of HotJobs.com.
Neither Digital City nor Monster.com had returned calls seeking comment at
the time of publication.