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What I’ve been hearing this week is that the board felt it had no choice but to sue Mr. Hurd — both to put him on notice and to send a strong message to the rest of the company. But if this case gets laughed out of court, as I suspect it will, the message is going to be a bit different from what the board intends. The whole world will know Mr. Hurd walked away with $40 million of H.P. shareholders’ money, and joined a multibillion-dollar competitor with H.P. in its sights — and there wasn’t a thing H.P. could do to stop him. Confidence-inspiring, this ain’t.