The "Poison Pill" Defense Has Its Day In Court
Shareholder rights plans, commonly called "poison pills" because they limit the amount of stock an investor is able to acquire, are increasingly being used by companies against activist investors. But hedge fund manager Dan Loeb is mounting a court challenge to its relevancy in his battle against auction house Sotheby's.
Sotheby's Stock Plummets As Dan Loeb's Third Point Pushes Back For More Board Seats
Dan Loeb's Third Point Partners is demanding Sotheby's open up all three board seats the $14 billion hedge fund is seeking. At this point, Sotheby's is only offering one seat for Loeb, and the stock has fallen more than $3 per share in just over 24 hours.