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Intel top brass smacked with sueball for keeping schtum about chip flaws

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Re: What Inflation

"The most likely causes for the shares to drop will be in shareholders having class action lawsuits against the company"

Given that the shareholders are the company what we have here is shareholders suing themselves - at least in part. What they're trying to do is take money from their fellow shareholders. It's always seemed to me an extremely dubious proposition. In this particular case things would have been a lot worse if the fault had been disclosed before mitigations were ready for release and there had been several weeks of exploitation in the wild. It's likely that not disclosing earlier has protected the share price.

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