Originally created 10/01/97

Agreeable ruling



Hilton Hotels Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Bollenbach (left) and Hilton lawyer Bernard Nussbaum smile as they leave federal court in Las Vegas. A federal judge ruled against ITT Corp.'s plan to split into three companies without shareholder approval, saying the rights of shareholders would be violated under ITT's plan to thwart a takeover from Hilton Hotels Corp. ITT Corp.'s stock rose more than 8 percent Tuesday as the company scheduled a Nov. 12 shareholder vote on Hilton Hotel Corp.'s attempt.