Joel Haims

Joel Haims

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Kahn v. MF Worldwide Corp. The Delaware Supreme Court Affirms In re MFW Holding That a Going-Private Transaction May Gain the...

On March 14, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court decided Kahn v. MF Worldwide Corp. and unanimously affirmed the Chancery Court’s ruling in In re MFW. As we discussed previously, in In re MFW, then-Chancellor (now Chief Justice)...more

3/27/2014 - Business Judgment Rule Going-Private Transactions MFW Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Standard of Review

Commercial Division Enforces Forum-Selection Bylaw

Delaware courts have recently approved of corporate forum-selection bylaws, in which corporations select a single, exclusive forum — typically, the Delaware Chancery Court — for suits, including shareholder derivative suits,...more

2/21/2014 - Forum Forum Selection Clause Jurisdiction

Second Circuit Maintains Expansive View of Civil Liability for Insider Trading

On February 18, 2014, in SEC v. Contorinis, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an order requiring Joseph Contorinis to personally disgorge more than $7 million in insider trading profits realized by a fund...more

2/20/2014

A Significant Decision For Going-Private Transactions

In a decision with great potential significance for the structuring of going-private transactions, Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine recently held in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation that a merger with a controlling stockholder...more

8/27/2013 - Business Judgment Rule Going-Private Transactions Mergers Minority Shareholders Shareholder Litigation

In re MFW Shareholders Litigation: Controlling Shareholder in Going-Private Transaction May Gain the Benefit of the Business...

In a decision with great potential significance for the structuring of going-private transactions, Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine recently held in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation that a merger with a controlling stockholder...more

8/20/2013 - Business Judgment Rule Going-Private Transactions MFW Minority Shareholders Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

Recent Decisions Show Courts Closely Scrutinizing Fee Awards in M&A Litigation Settlements

Shareholder class and derivative suits quickly follow virtually every significant merger announcement. The vast majority of those suits that are not dismissed settle quickly, with the defendant corporation typically agreeing...more

4/30/2013 - Attorney's Fees Derivative Suit Fees Settlement Shareholder Litigation

Supreme Court Holds That Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Do Not Have to Prove Materiality to Certify a Class

The Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision today in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11-1085, 568 U.S. __ (2013), affirming the Ninth Circuit and holding that securities class action...more

2/28/2013 - Amgen Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud-on-the-Market SCOTUS Securities Fraud Securities Litigation

Insider Trading Annual Review - 2012

In This Issue: Overview Of Insider Trading Law; 2012 Enforcement activity; Galleon Update; Expert Network Cases; What Does Cooperation Buy You?; Global Trading, Global Enforcement; Legislative Reform; 10b5-1 Plans: Not...more

1/18/2013 - 10b5-1 Plans China Enforcement EU Federal Sentencing Guidelines Global Dealmaking Insider Trading Penalties SEC Sentencing STOCK Act

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