Carl Icahn has filed a suit against Motorola, trying to force the handset maker to hand over documents related to its struggling mobile phone unit. Icahn said the suit follows his failed attempts to retrieve the materials. He claims they would help him understand what the board could have to done to assure shareholders that the company made appropriate announcements about the prospects for its mobile phone business.
Motorola has not yet commented on the suit.
Last month, Icahn nominated four members to Motorola’s board, possibly waging another proxy battle. Last year, Icahn called for the removal of then-CEO Ed Zander and also waged a proxy battle to get himself a seat on the company’s board. Zander eventually left the company and was replaced by Greg Brown.
Since Brown’s appointment, the company has undergone a slew of departures and appointments among its executive ranks. The company also said it was looking into spinning off its handset unit.