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Xilinx Sued Over Alleged Options Backdating

Law360 (June 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Add semiconductor maker Xilinx Inc. to the long list of companies facing legal troubles over alleged stock-options backdating: a shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that certain company directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties by authorizing or allowing backdating and that Xilinx issued misleading proxy statements.

The complaint, filed on June 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, lists the company as well as nine individuals as defendants.

The suit was filed on behalf of L.A. Murphy, a Florida...
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