1. Ovitz Judge Warns On Soaring Exec Pay

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate directors must rein in soaring U.S. executive pay or face the prospect of government regulation, said the judge who presided over a landmark shareholder suit involving Disney Co. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Corporate directors must rei ...

  2. Shareholders Appeal Judgment In Ovitz Case

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The judge's decision to fully exonerate former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner and fellow directors over Michael Ovitz's $140 million severance was so replete with errors and oversights that it sho LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  3. Plaintiffs Appeal Disney-Ovitz Decision

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys representing stockholders of the Walt Disney Co. are appealing a Delaware judge's ruling that Disney board members did not violate their duties or waste company resources in the hiring and f DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Attorneys representin ...

  4. Judge Clears Disney Board, Scolds 'Monarch' Eisner

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and a group of board members were cleared of any wrongdoing Aug. 9 in a long-running lawsuit over the hiring and rapid termination former president Michael Ovitz that co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt D ...

  5. Financier Suing Ovitz Over '98 Business-Venture Deal

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Ovitz's legal woes continued Feb. 24 when he was sued by financier Ronald Burkle over a 7-year-old Internet business and other ventures. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ovitz's legal woes continued Feb. 24 when he was sued by ...

  6. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  7. Testimony Continues in Disney Shareholders' Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by shareholders against the Walt Disney Co. over the hiring of former president Michael Ovitz. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by sharehold ...

  8. Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In almost every conceivable way, the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors failed to exercise any responsibility over the hiring and firing of former president Michael Ovitz, leaving the company liable (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In almost eve ...

  9. Court Vacates Ovitz Arbitration Award

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Ovitz will not be able to collect a $3.6 million arbitration award against Cathy Schulman, former president of his film company, because the arbitrator did not disclose a conflict of interest, (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ovitz will ...