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Gordon v. Goodyear
Citation:2012 WL 2885695 (2012)
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Navigant is a specialty consulting firm. Defendant Goodyear has served as Navigant’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Defendant Goodyear is the only director who is also an executive of Navigant. Plaintiff alleges that Navigant’s share price fell from over $21 per share to $9.20 per share and that the board members approved any increases and or cash bonuses for Navigant’s top executive officers in 2010. In 2011, the board recommended that the shareholders approve the compensation that Navigant paid to its executive officers in 2010. The proxy informed the shareholders that their vote on the compensation was non-binding on both Navigant and its board. At the meeting, over 55% of Navigant’s voting shareholders rejected the compensation package for Navigant’s executive management.
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