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Chancery Allows Unsealing of Allred Letter to Former HP CEO Hurd

Espinoza v. Hewlett-Packard Company, C. A. No. 6000-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 17, 2011), read 70-page Court of Chancery opinion here. The background of this decision has been referenced in the popular press for many months. It involves the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Mark Hurd. In August 2010 he resigned...

Chancery Denies Request for Books and Records about Departure of Former HP CEO

Espinoza v. Hewlett Packard Co. (Espinoza II ), C.A. No. 6000-VCP (Del. Ch. March 25, 2011)(oral ruling). Although this matter started out as a § 220 suit, the prior 70-page decision in this case was limited to the disclosure (or not) of a letter that former HP CEO Mark Hurd sought, unsuccessfully...

First HP Lawsuit on File

No surprise. The first derivative suit against HP and its board of directors was filed in the Central District of California. Here's the complaint: Espinoza v. Leo Apotheker et al . It was filed on Wednesday - before Apotheker was fired. So it's more concerned with Apotheker's recent...

The HP Acquisition of Autonomy – Lessons Learned for Doing Compliance ‘By the Book’

Doing something 'by the book' means more than following a process. It means following that process during high stress times. One of the things that I think gets missed when discussing compliance programs is the need for rigor in the process. By this not only do I mean that your process needs...