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In re Oracle Corp. Derivative Litigation
Citation:824 A.2d 917 (Del. Ch. 2003)
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A group of Oracle shareholders alleged actions taken by Ellison, Henley, Lucas, and Boskin were insider training. All individuals were members of the corporation‘s board of directors, and two of whom were employed by Stanford University, which had received large donations from the corporation. In response, the corporation formed a litigation committee comprised of two individuals who were business professors at Stanford University. Stanford had received large donations from Oracle, coupled with the engagement of Boskin and Lucas’s ties to the university. Oracle formed a litigation committee, which found the individuals had not engaged in insider training following an investigation.
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