That and myriad other legal tidbits are disclosed in the Vanity Fair coverage of Roger Ailes' final 16 days as head of Fox.
The article is by Sarah Ellison. Much of that activity was put in play by various lawyers. Those range from Ailes' personal lawyer, Susan Estrich, to long-term ally Rudy Giuliani.
One detail is that Ailes' severance agreement was drafted with a non-compete clause. That bans not only his going to work for a competitor. But he cannot start up a competing media outlet. That kills the speculation that he and Donald Trump will establish a conservative cable network to take on Fox. Both, of course, are experienced in television.
Another detail was that Giuliani wanted to be in on the internal investigation. That was nixed because the content would not be privileged.
Also, the $40 million good-bye package wasn't really that big a windfall. For his previous year's work, Ailes was due $20 million. And the other $20 million would have come to him any way contractually since his exit was "without cause."
The 16 days were set in motion by the filing of the lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by former on-air personality Gretchen Carlson. When that news came to the attention of The Murdoch Boys, one objective was to prevent this development from ballooning into the type of crisis for the company which hacking in Europe had.
The question is: Did legal experts such as Zweifach accomplish that? Time will tell. Meanwhile there has been media coverage of plaintiff lawyers organizing shareholder lawsuits against 21st Century Fox. After the hacking story broke, there were also shareholder lawsuits.