HP Shareholder Denied Docs In $11B Merger Row

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EST) -- The Delaware Court of Chancery on Friday rejected a Hewlett-Packard Co. shareholder’s request for additional documents to investigate alleged wrongdoing by HP in its bungled $11 billion acquisition of British software company Autonomy Corp. PLC, saying the request was “profoundly overbroad.”

In a letter opinion, Delaware Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III rejected Rod Cook’s request under Delaware’s Section 220 for additional books and records as part of his suit alleging wrongdoing on the part of HP and its board of directors in the bungled...
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