TITLE

Suits support Comcast bid

AUTHOR(S)
DiOrio, Carl
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Daily Variety;2/16/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 35, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals that at least seven lawsuits were filed by shareholders against Walt Disney directors to force a review of Comcast's takeover offer. Allegations that the directors failed to give the bid fair consideration; Impact of the takeover offer on the stock prices of the companies.
ACCESSION #
12326992

 

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