Midway CEO Zucker's Safe Harbor

In late 2005, the executive traded almost 650,000 shares of company stock, just as it began a precipitous decline. A lucky coincidence?

Late last year, after a seven-month surge had nearly tripled shares in Midway Games (MWY), CEO David Zucker apparently decided that it was time to lighten his load. On Dec. 8, he filed notice with the SEC that he had set up a prearranged trading plan to sell off some of the shares he had accumulated in the Chicago-based company, best known for its popular Mortal Kombat video game.

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