Imagine that a company hires a new chief executive. In the excitement of bringing in a new face, the company focuses only on the new CEO’s salary and benefits. It does not contemplate, let alone address with the CEO, what happens if the relationship does not work out. Then, after a period of poor financial performance by the company, the board decides to terminate the executive. Upset, the ousted chief decides not to go quietly and instead turns to the press for support. The parties wage a battle in the headlines—a venue where, usually, no one comes out a winner. The battle then spills over into litigation, which can include charges of defamation or wrongful termination.