HP Investor Denied Law Firm Report On CEO's Exit

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT) -- A Delaware judge on Friday denied a Hewlett Packard Co. shareholder access to a confidential report detailing Covington & Burling LLP’s investigation into sexual harassment claims that prompted former HP CEO Mark Hurd’s departure.

Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. rejected the request following a hearing in the Delaware Court of Chancery, refusing to override HP's attorney-client privilege, according to court documents filed Monday.

Shareholder Ernesto Espinoza requested the so-called Covington report as part of a lawsuit seeking to inspect HP’s records to determine whether its...
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