April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice ( ...[read more]
July 14, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A former vice president for Hewlett Packard(HP) pleaded guilty Friday to one count of theft of trade secrets for giving HP protected information he obtained while working forIBM. Atul Malhotra said in his plea that before leaving IBM, he requested and received information on IBM's p... ...[read more]
October 16, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
Mercury Interactive on Monday settled derivative lawsuits filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California regarding allegations of stock options backdating. The software company, acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP) in November 2006, will pay $117.5 million as part of the ...[read more]
March 14, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A California state judge on Wednesday dropped the felony charges against four defendants in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) pretexting scandal after the defendants pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of fraudulent wire communications and agreed to complete 96 hours of community service and pay ...[read more]
January 13, 2007
by JURIST Staff
President Bush Friday signed into law new federal legislation seeking to protect traditional, wireless, and internet phone calling consumers by preventing phone companies from selling their private phone records without customer authorization and criminalizing attempts to obtain those ...[read more]
January 12, 2007
by Michael Sung
Bryan Wagner, the private investigator involved in the Hewlett-Packard corporate spying scandal pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. Wagner was accused of using used the social security number of a targeted reporter to obtain the reporter's ...[read more]
December 9, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
The US Senate passed a bill by voice vote Friday that would make obtaining phone records through fraud or lying a criminal act. People found guilty of so-called pretexting would face fines and imprisonment for up to 10 years. Punishment may be doubled if the violation involves more tha... ...[read more]
December 7, 2006
by Tom Henry
California v. Hewlett-Packard, Superior Court of California, December 7, 2006. Read the full text of the settlement. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 7, 2006
by Ryan Olden
Hewlett-Packard reached a $14.5 million settlement agreement with California Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Thursday in an unfair business practices suit stemming from HP's allegedly fraudulent attempts to obtain certain phone records, a practice known as pretexting. Lockyer... ...[read more]
November 16, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony charges stemming from her role in the corporate spying scandal. Dunn is one of five people charged in the case involving company investigators using pretexting by impersonating board members, emp... ...[read more]

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