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The HP Acquisition of Autonomy – Lessons Learned for Doing Compliance ‘By the Book’
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Thomas Fox

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... Read More

Chancery Allows Unsealing of Allred Letter to Former HP CEO Hurd
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

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... Read More

First HP Lawsuit on File
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by Brian JM Quinn

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... Read More

Chancery Denies Request for Books and Records about Departure of Former HP CEO
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

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 ... Read More