Tyco settles NY lawsuit over compensation with disgraced ex-CEO Kozlowski just before trial - InfoNews

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Tyco settles NY lawsuit over compensation with disgraced ex-CEO Kozlowski just before trial

In this March 8, 2004 photo, L. Dennis Kozlowski, former Tyco Chief Executive Officer, leaves court in New York during the lunch break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Masahiko Yamamoto
August 10, 2012 - 3:51 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tyco and its former chief executive have settled a New York lawsuit seeking to force him to surrender compensation he received before he was jailed.

The tentative deal was reached Friday between Tyco International Ltd. and Dennis Kozlowski. A trial scheduled for Monday was cancelled.

In a 2002 lawsuit, Tyco accused Kozlowski of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. A federal judge in 2010 found the former executive liable on most claims. Terms of the deal were not announced.

The trial would have decided what, if any, damages were owed to Tyco.

Kozlowski is serving a sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years.

He was convicted in 2005 of a more than $100 million fraud. Trial testimony highlighted a $6,000 gold-threaded shower curtain and a $2 million birthday party.

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