Perkins Goes Up Against HPAgain

The maverick ex-board member and sometime critic of HP is accusing its chairwoman of questionable ethics and dubious legal tactics

Thomas Perkins, a pioneering presence at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) in the early 1970s and a board member until May, has accused the company in a recent letter of filing "defective" statements with the Securities & Exchange Commission and charges that the company's chairwoman hired investigators to "hack" the personal phone records of board members.

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