HotJobs Wins Latest Battle With AOL

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.

According to HotJobs.com, the company’s listings will appear on AOL (AOL), CompuServe, Netscape, MCI WorldCom, AOL.com and Digitalcity.com.

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.

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