Loeb Sues Yahoo!, Wants Info on Thompson

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dan Loeb is really sticking it to Yahoo! ( YHOO), as his proxy war with the Internet company turns ugly.

Loeb and his hedge fund Third Point are now suing Yahoo! and requesting information regarding CEO Scott Thompson's hiring process amid the controversy over Thompson's background.

Last week, Loeb said Thompson did not have the computer science degree from Stonehill College that he claimed on his resume to have. Yahoo! responded by saying it was an inadvertent error. Yahoo!'s board is now looking into the situation following the intense scrutiny over the situation.

The situation came to light last week when Third Point released a press release saying it had found discrepancies on Thompson's resume.

Yahoo! shares are higher Monday, up 2.2% to $15.48.

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-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

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