I'm not disagreeing with your assessment but do you see the irony with rewarding high level executives with hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars - right after the layoffs, the billions of verdicts against, the huge debt.
My favorite is the senor VP of quality even got in on the action..Hello, FDA death letter for the last 2+ years is all about lack of quality controls I believe this guy would be responsible for.
I guess if my options were under water I would look elsewhere.
perhaps more layoffs are in the works? After taking the Avista money and handing it over to the execs as bonuses, who's going to cough up the half-billion for the Saffran lawsuit? Plus, he may sue for royalties. Maybe the execs know the end is near and they're trying to clean the vaults out before its all over.