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Stock market-listed companies have a duty to inform shareholders if an executive's illness threatens to affect the firm's performance, a company law expert has said. That duty does not bind unlisted UK firms, he said. In the wake of Apple's revelations about chief executive Steve Jobs's illness one expert has said that UK …


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  1. Britt Johnston

    worst afflictions

    Don't underestimate Madoff syndrome, where a person with a good track record goes off the rails.

  2. amanfromMars Silver badge

    $64,000 Question

    Who/where does Mr Brown of UK PLC send his serious executive problem sick note to, Darling?

  3. CeeJay


    This presumably means we can look forward to daily status updates on Steve Ballmer's blood pressure or Gabe Newall's piles. Fab. Looking forward to it.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Take the money and run

    Will this put a stop to the practice of CEO's taking early retirement on health grounds with full pension and a golden handshake, just before the news gets out that their former employer is technically bankrupt?

    <-- Mine's the one with the Bowler Hat (tm)

  5. pctechxp


    an RSS feed/SMS updates

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