Microsoft stock option backdating


In an interview, Micrel general counsel Vince Tortolano declined to give any additional information about the deal, but suggested that some clues about its size might be discernable from the company’s 10-Q for the first quarter of 2007, which will be filed in April or May.“Deloitte & Touche has denied, and continues to deny, any responsibility for the claims in the lawsuit brought by Micrel,” a spokesperson for the accounting firm said in an e-mail Monday.



Reduxio Storage is fully integrated with core Windows features - the Microsoft i SCSI Software Initiator and Microsoft MPIO (Multipath I/O).“The lawsuit has been settled to avoid the substantial expense and inconvenience of continued litigation.” I had been hoping it would go to trial, because it would have finally shed some light on how Silicon Valley accountants were analyzing options backdating issues in the late 1990s.(Many of the court filings in the case were lodged under seal, and are consequently unavailable.) The case was also intriguing because it was one of only two I know of so far — the other being Microsoft — where a company is believed to have actually secured the blessing of some outside “gatekeeper” ( i.e., an accounting firm or law firm) for a “backdating” scheme.He was also feeling pretty stung that Apple's board never approached him with a stock option reward without his prompting.

The SEC claimed Heinen fraudulently cooked up options grants by misrepresenting the true dates the grants were awarded to times when the price was at a historic low.

Reduxio Back Dating™ is integrated with Microsoft VSS technology, providing a simple and intuitive method to recover data to any second, fully integrated with all major Windows backup applications – be it Microsoft’s own Windows Server Backup and 3-party ISVs."It wasn't so much about the money," reports Jobs told the SEC.