Background Note | HBS Case Collection | November 2001

Poison Pill, The

by Guhan Subramanian


This case presents the history of the "poison pill" as an antitakeover defense. It includes excerpts from the crucial case of Moran vs. Household International.

Keywords: History; Strategy; Acquisition; United States; Europe;


Subramanian, Guhan. "Poison Pill, The." Harvard Business School Background Note 902-123, November 2001.