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Roger Sisson is senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of Genesco Inc. He has been with the Nashville, Tenn.-based company since 1994. A few weeks before heading into trial in New York, Sisson sat down for a Q&A session with InsideCounsel.
IC: Did you ever consider renegotiating the deal or reaching a settlement out of court?
RS: The New York case is on a very limited issue, and that is whether or not the merged entity will be solvent. So the Tennessee case has limited direct relevance to the New York case, but I think it provides an obvious background for the judge in New York to understand the case to the extent that there are questions about underlying facts and so forth. But the legal issues in the two cases are distinct from each other.