HP's top lawyer steps down and refuses to testify

By Justin Mann on
Those investigating HP's recent actions got hit with a bit of a snag recently, when one of HP's lawyers decided that she would not testify against the IT giant. Citing concerns over costing people their jobs, Ann Baskins won't be doing legal work for HP anymore, at least for the duration of these events. According to HP, this benefits them greatly:

"She has admirably supported our business needs across the globe and will be missed," CEO Mark Hurd said Thursday in a statement regarding Baskins. "Stepping down was a very hard decision for her, but by doing so, she has put the interests of HP above her own, and that is to be commended."
She may have been involved in the activities which HP has come under the legal eye for, though currently no criminal charges have been brought up against anyone.

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