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Court Dismisses Charges Against Former HP Chair

Publication Date: 
March 15, 2007
Source: 
San Francisco Chronicle
Author: 
Benjamin Pimentel

This story about dismissed charges against former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn quotes Professor Grundfest, who co-directs the Rock Center for Corporate Governance:

Joseph Grundfest, a Stanford law professor, also noted, "I think it is not irrelevant to observe that the case was brought by an attorney general running for election as state treasurer and the case was settled by an attorney general who only had to look at the reality of the law and not the dynamics of the ballot box."

He added: "The decision suggests that the case should not have been filed in the first place. ... There is a significant difference between bad judgment as may well have occurred and criminally illegal conduct."