Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor Inc. said that six class-action petitions have been filed against it and its directors, in reference to the pending $17.6 billion buyout being led by The Blackstone Group. The petitions allege that Freescale breached fiduciary duty by not taking the proper steps to maximize shareholder value. Other members of the buying consortium include Carlyle Group, Perima and Texas Pacific Group.