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HP General Counsel Resigns As Hill Shreds Pretexting

Law360 (September 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The general counsel of Hewlett-Packard Co., Ann O. Baskins, resigned from her position Thursday just moments before the beginning of a congressional hearing that will analyze the unfolding scandal into spying at the computer maker.

The fallen lawyer was called to testify after regulatory filings revealed that investigators hired by HP had used impersonation to get private phone records of reporters and members of the company’s board of directors.

Baskins was joined by HP’s former chairman, Patricia C. Dunn, HP's chief executive officer, Mark Hurd, and...
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