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Thompson leaves Yahoo with no severance

Scott Thompson still walks away with millions, but the "resumegate" controversy costs the former Yahoo CEO a bigger payout.

By May. 14, 2012


Bartz's severance package tops $10 million

After being ousted as the CEO of Yahoo this week, Carol Bartz is walking away with a multi-million dollar severance package.

By Sep. 7, 2011


Microsoft backtracks on severance issue

Redmond says laid-off workers who were accidentally paid too much will be able to keep the excess.

By Feb. 23, 2009


Yahoo offers severance with a soft landing

Company offers a twist on the typical cut-loose package doled out by most companies, according to sources.

By Dec. 12, 2008


Yahoo amends controversial severance program

Yahoo announces a revision to its controversial severance policy, which had the potential of raising the acquisition price to a prospective buyer.

By Dec. 10, 2008


Sony execs detained by workers over severance pay

The CEO and head of human resources of Sony France have been freed after being held by union workers who demanded better severance packages.

By Mar. 13, 2009


Court nixes expedited trial on Yahoo severance plans

Delaware court denies an expedited Yahoo trial on the company's controversial employee severance plans, prior to the annual shareholders meeting. Ruling deals a blow to shareholders lawsuit.

By Jun. 16, 2008


Shareholders seek to repeal Yahoo severance plans

Brief filed in Delaware Chancery Court seeks to invalidate controversial takeover plans prior to the company's August 1 shareholder meeting, potentially assisting Icahn's proxy efforts.

By Jun. 9, 2008


Icahn in dilemma over Yahoo severance plans

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn faces limited options in removing Yahoo's employee severance plans, as he gears up for a proxy fight.

By Jun. 4, 2008


Shareholder lawsuit to expose Yahoo severance plan?

Judge may decide to unseal portions of an amended shareholder complaint, potentially offering new light on the company's controversial employee severance program.

By May. 20, 2008