Burden of Proof
Dan Loeb seems like the kind of guy who knows his way around a box of documents. That’s bad news for Yahoo!, because he’s likely to get just that after requesting board records under a Delaware legal provision, a professor at the state’s Widener School of Law says.
Here’s the catch-up: Mr. Loeb uncovered the lie on Yahoo! boss Scott Thompson’s resume by calling Stonehill College and enquiring if the institution offered a computer science major at the time of Thompson’s graduation (it didn’t). He uncovered the lie on the resume of Patti S. Hart, the director who headed the hiring process that landed Thompson at Yahoo!’s helm, by comparing the credentials listed in a 1991 press release with those supplied in 1998.
Now it looks like Mr. Loeb, manager of hedge fund Third Point Capital, may get access to all records, minutes, e-mails and notes pertaining to the hiring process—a scary thought if you’re Mr. Thompson, Ms. Hart, of the Willkie Farr & Gallagher associates tasked with the document dive.
Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell didn’t give in to Bill Maher’s talk show terrorism. In an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Thursday, O’Donnell said she declined to go on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” after the host threatened her with unflattering footage.
“I wanted to do the show, we just couldn’t get Read More
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Like most Americans, I eat a significant amount of poultry-mostly supermarket poultry, that innocuous white bread of the protein world. I’m not sure that I exceed the national annual average of 81 pounds per person, which is about equal to three cutlets a week. But as it’s so convenient, and hard to botch up, I Read More
Alan J. Gerson is feeling positively folksy these days. The bespectacled, boyish-looking lawyer and former Board 2 chairman was on hand at the Feb. 27 meeting of Board 3 to pitch his latest project, the Folk Music Museum of Greenwich Village. Flanked by folk and blues legend Odetta and Greenwich Village luminary Paul Colby, owner Read More