Looks Like Ackman Has Lost This Battle

OK, let's say you are the U.S. government. You are the Federal Trade Commission. You are the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are the Justice Department. Are you going to, based on a hedge fund manager's say-so, shut down a company because this person says it is a criminal enterprise? Or are you going to take a look at the records of Dan Loeb and Carl Icahn and say, "You know what? They've done a lot of work. Let's just let the market decide whether Herbalife (HLF) lives or dies. It ain't dead yet, and these two investors say Herbalife is fine, and everyone recognizes these investors as being shrewd, with staffs that far exceed the ken of the government, and they own about 20% of the darned thing. So who are we to put it out of business?"

Does anyone really want an Arthur Andersen on their hands, that infamous Justice Department case in which a stroke of a pen wiped out tens of thousands of jobs?...336 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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