Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
Judge approves El Paso lawsuit settlement
Monday - 12/3/2012, 4:04pm EST
AP Business Writer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is approving a $110 settlement in a shareholder lawsuit challenging Kinder Morgan Inc.'s $21 billion acquisition of El Paso Corp., a deal that created the country's largest natural gas pipeline operator.
Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. approved the settlement following a hearing Monday.
Strine earlier this year refused to block the acquisition, saying El Paso shareholders should decide themselves whether to approve the deal, despite claims that El Paso executives had undervalued the company and that El Paso's financial adviser, Goldman Sachs & Co., had a conflict of interest because it owned almost 20 percent of Kinder Morgan at the time.
Under the settlement, none of the defendants admitted wrongdoing, but Goldman Sachs was not paid $20 million for serving as El Paso's financial adviser.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)