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  • Board Battles

    Even as conflicts between CEOs and directors erupt, finance chiefs can wield influence on both sides. May 1, 2007

  • Q&A: Tatum's Jamison on CFO Tug-of-war

    Faced with mounting internal and external demands, finance executives are at the end of their ropes, Cynthia Jamison, an executive-services provider, thinks. May 1, 2007

  • Hoping D&O Will CYA

    Directors and officers are seeking greater personal protection against lawsuits, even as securities fraud claims against their companies decline. April 23, 2007

  • Our Company Right or Wrong

    Founders and their families often exert extraordinary power over public companies, even when they own only a minority of the shares. March 16, 2007

  • Black Shadows

    Conrad Black's trial begins; policing the behaviour of bosses can prove to be a costly business. March 15, 2007

  • Backdating: Not a ''Judgment Call''

    The stock-option practice qualifies as one of those "rare cases," according to the Delaware Court of Chancery, in which "a transaction may be so egregious on its face that board approval cannot meet the test of business judgment." February 20, 2007

  • Ignorance Is a Defense

    Clarifying its views on director liability, the Delaware Supreme Court will hold shareholder litigants to a very high standard of proof. February 12, 2007

  • Voting, Pay Top Shareholder Agendas

    With dissatisfaction with CEO performance at big-name companies apparently on the upswing, executive pay was bound to gain investor interest this year. January 25, 2007

  • Better Pay for All

    What to change and what to leave well alone. January 24, 2007

  • Power Pay

    When the game is rigged in favour of the boss. January 23, 2007

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