From Boardroom To Courtroom: A Retrospective Of The Motorola/Paul Liska Affair

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imageToday, ex-Motorola (NYSE: MOT) CFO Paul Liska accused his former employer of launching a smear campaign against him. Well, yes, Paul, that tends to happen when you file a wrongful termination suit against a multinational corporation. Let’s take a look back at the tortured history of these two.

Feb. 22, 2008
Liska takes over Motorola CFO duties from Tom Meredith (NYSE: MDP) as company’s handset sales slump. His mandate is clear: boost sales.
Industry Moves: Motorola Appoints Paul Liska CFO

Feb. 3, 2009
Almost a full year later, the handsets still aren’t selling. The company reports a fourth-quarter loss of $3.6 billion, and Liska announces he’s leaving the sinking ship.
Earnings: Motorola Posts $3.6 Billion Loss; Mobile Devices Sales Plummet

Much more, after the jump

March 5, 2009
… or was he pushed? Liksa files a wrongful termination suit against Motorola, claiming he was


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