As previously posted on June 24, several derivative lawsuits have been filed against companies that have failed their “say-on-pay” votes. The lawsuits seek a recovery for alleged excessive executive compensation. Earlier this month, Dex One Corporation became the eighth company sued. The Dex One lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina, claims that officers and directors breached their fiduciary duty to the company by awarding large increases in compensation to the management team while the company was in bankruptcy, followed by a share price decline of more than 95 percent.
Since our last post on this topic, several companies with say-on-pay lawsuits have updated their disclosure.