On the Sokol/Berkshire/Lubrizol Facts: Would You Pay Severance?

By Jonathan K. Hustis

The Facts. The business news in the first week of April was full of public allegations against Berkshire Hathaway executive David Sokol. Mr. Sokol publicly admitted, while resigning from positions with Berkshire Hathaway, that he had purchased Lubrizol stock shortly before that company was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway. Mr. Sokol admits that soon after buying Lubrizol shares he suggested the acquisition of the Lubrizol company to Berkshire chairman Warren Buffet.



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