HP shuffles board, gives seats to Meg Whitman and Patricia Russo

Hewlett-Packard is remaking its board of directors today. It seems to happen as regularly as forest fires that clear out the underbrush and let it all grow back. The company named five new directors and is losing four who were known to be supportive of former chief executive Mark Hurd, who was ousted in August.

HP board hit with its first shareholder lawsuit over Hurd’s ouster

Hewlett-Packard’s board was sued today over the departure of Mark Hurd. A Connecticut-based law firm filed a shareholder suit in Santa Clara County Superior Court against HP’s board, saying the directors violated their duty to shareholders in the investigation of Hurd.