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Palm settles shareholder lawsuit over HP merger

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2010 12:43 User comments (2)

Palm settles shareholder lawsuit over HP merger In late April, HP announced it was purchasing the struggling smartphone maker Palm for $1.2 billion, after at least four other companies gave serious bids.
Palm had put itself up for sale in March after it became clear that the company's phones were not selling and it only had enough cash to last the next 12 months.

At the time, the smartphone maker reached out to 16 different companies and five gave serious offers. Only HP and Lenovo were named as potential buyers, while two other companies wanted to license Palm's patents, including the mobile operating system WebOS.

After Palm accepted HP's bid, which gave shareholders $5.70 a share, angry stock owners brought a class action lawsuit against the smartphone builder, arguing that they did not get the best deal. That suit has been settled today.

Palm would not disclose the financials of the settlement except to say that "it will not affect the amount of the merger consideration that Palm stockholders are entitled to receive in the merger."

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2 user comments

111.6.2010 2:45

so sold as this merger goeth through ill be happy, whining stock holders or no :)

212.6.2010 5:19

The Wall Street or Other Countries Market do not care about Stock Holders......they care about their own money making 'cos they are working just like a Casino !

Just like it happen with BP......
Goldman Sachs..... sold 400,000 BP Shares 2 days before The Oil Rig accident in the Golf of Mexico.
and I am not sure....but the accident could it be "No an accident"
I hope the real truth some day will come always: too late !

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