Investors Face Uphill Battle Over Microsoft, Skype Deal

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp.'s Tuesday announcement of its $8.5 billion bid for Skype Technologies SA may have raised some eyebrows among its shareholders, but attorneys say the size of the deal and the business judgment rule will likely keep even the most activist investor and creative plaintiffs lawyer on the sideline.

“I think that there may be some concerns about the acquisition and that Microsoft may have somewhat overpaid, however given the size of Microsoft, the market cap, compared to the overall size, I'd be surprised if it...
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