"double gotcha" in court ruling

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 7 02:45:25 UTC 2008

Place-holder. Here's the first paragraph of the quotation in the article:

"This case arises out of the stock-for-stock merger of Dictaphone
Corporation ('Old Dictaphone') into a subsidiary of Lernout & Hauspie,
N.V. The entity that emerged from the merger ('New Dictaphone') had a
short life. Within months of its creation, the public disclosure of an
accounting fraud scheme at L&H prompted intense public scrutiny and
criminal investigations, rendered L&H's stock worthless, and
ultimately led New Dictaphone, the post-merger entity, to file for
bankruptcy in November 2000."

m a m

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> Is there really a company called "Old Dictaphone"?  Or is that a
> (legal) retronym?  Or just a place-holder for the real name?
> lh

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