For a lurid glimpse into life in the executive suite, you can't do better than the testimony in the shareholder lawsuit against Disney over the short, expensive tenure of Michael Ovitz. Shareholders accuse Disney's directors of botching their oversight of Ovitz's hiring and firing as the company's No. 2, and want $200 million -- Ovitz's $140 million severance, plus interest. They claim Ovitz was so grossly incompetent that he should have been fired for cause, and gotten no severance package.
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