Enronitis

Enronitis

Informal; the attribution of a share price decline to bad accounting. The word derives from the Enron scandal of 2001.
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237) During such bubbles, if "including worker representatives" on the board of directors); see also Greenwood, Enronitis, supra note 7, at 846 (arguing for eliminating "the bizarre choice of law regime" which enables managers to choose the corporate law that will govern them, requiring boards to include representatives elected by the public at large, and empowering a public official or private attorney general to bring claims on behalf of non-shareholder parties affected by the corporation's behavior).
Fingers out" for boards whose companies suffered from Enronitis is equal to "ground" for UPS: In both cases, these words ruled out actions needed to assure shareholder value.
However, Greenwood does revisit these issues in a later 2004 article, Greenwood, Enronitis, supra note 10, that I will discuss infra in Part V of this Article.
Merlin (2002), "Does Enronitis Threaten the Dollar and the Economy?
Paul Horne, an independent market economist, and Albert Merlin of Incopar of France for "Does Enronitis Threaten the Dollar and the Economy?
The telecom, and consequently horizontal directional drilling, meltdown continued; Enronitis is still negatively impacting the energy industry, thus slowing to a crawl capital spending on many pipeline projects and slowing growth in the distribution market; and though sewer and water has held its own, cities are understandably cautious regarding the state of their economies and future federal aid.
The losses amongst pension funds and portfolio managers will be huge and the whole Enronitis wound has been ripped right open once again.
Paul Horne, Independent Market Economist, formerly with Salomon Smith Barney, and Albert Merlin, Incopar (Intl Consulting Partners), France, "Does Enronitis Threaten the Dollar and the Economy?
The various proposals that have been made to cure Enronitis will not cure the problem.
On the same day that a 220-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was blamed on Enronitis, Superior Financial Corp.
Infectious enronitis A disease of accounting practices that spread widely throughout US businesses.