Alphabet Board Hit With Derivative Suits Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct at Google

In the now more than a year since the #MeToo phenomenon first arose, there have been a number of D&O lawsuits filed against companies and their boards in which the plaintiffs allege that company officials either allowed the alleged sexual misconduct to take place or turned a blind eye. In the latest D&O lawsuits to follow in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, two Alphabet shareholders have filed separate derivative lawsuits in California state court against the company’s board based on underlying allegations of alleged sexual misconduct at the company’s Google unit.   The complaint in Northern California Pipe Trades Pension Plan v. Hennessey, et al. (the “Northern California Pipe Trades action”), filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on January 9, 2019, can be found here. The complaint in Martin v. Page, et al, (the “Martin action”), filed in San Mateo county on January 10, 2019, can be found here.   Both of…

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