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Edward Rogers Wins Control of Cable Firm’s Board in Court

  • Decision backs scion’s board shuffle, opens way to replace CEO
  • Family feud has engulfed one of Canada’s largest companies
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Canada Court Backs Edward Rogers in Boardroom Fight
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A Canadian court backed Edward Rogers in his fight against his family at Rogers Communications Inc., handing him control of the board of the wireless and cable company in the middle of a $16 billion takeover.

Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick of the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled in favor of the cable scion, who had argued he had the right to replace five board members without a shareholder meeting because he controls most of the company’s voting stock. The company plans to appeal.