Sunbeam Corporation: Board Member Assessing Earnings Quality (B)
It was June 9, 1998, and Charles Elson, a law professor and Director on Sunbeam's Board, had just left a distressing Elson and the other outside directors met with outside legal and public relations advisors on June 13, 1998. After discussion of the events, the outside directors voiced that they had lost faith in Dunlap. They contacted the other directors and then called Dunlap to tell him he was terminated. Because of his apparent failure in his duties, Dunlap was fired without a severance package.