CSX, hedge funds face off in US court

Reuters- The chief executive of CSX Corp said in court on Wednesday he felt targeted by activist investors seeking to get seats on the board of directors, but the rail company negotiated with them in good faith to try to find common ground.

CSX sued The Children’s Investment Fund Management, a hedge fund known as TCI, and another fund, 3G Capital Partners, in March, contending they violated securities laws in their efforts to nominate a slate of directors for election at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

The funds are trying to get five directors onto the 12-member CSX board.

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