Latest Paul Liska Stories

2009-05-18 07:15:00

A recent lawsuit against Motorola Inc has shed light on the dysfunctional relationships at the top of the major corporation. The lawsuit is filed by Motorola's previous chief financial officer, who says he was fired for blowing the whistle on major issues within the company. Motorola claims that it fired the CFO "for cause," a term often used for embezzlement. The case signals more problems for the company, who has already been struggling with major layoffs and billion-dollar losses....

2009-04-29 11:44:44

A wiped-down computer is part of the counter-charges between Motorola Corp. and a fired chief financial officer, court documents in Chicago show. Motorola fired CFO Paul Liska Jan. 29. The next day, someone ran a file-swiping program over the company laptop assigned to Liska , a computer forensic expert hired by Motorola, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. Liska sued Motorola in a retaliatory discharge lawsuit. Motorola then filed a motion claiming Liska stole or destroyed important...

2009-04-10 14:55:11

Motorola stated in court documents that a former executive who filed a lawsuit against the company for firing him was a "treacherous officer," The Associated Press reported. The telecommunications equipment maker said former Chief Financial Officer Paul Liska was fired for "serious misconduct and incompetence" and he planned a "scheme designed to portray himself as a whistleblower and demand millions in return for his silence." The documents making the serious allegations were obtained by...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.