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Supreme Court Clarifies Class Action Fairness Act’s Removal Requirement: 'Liberal Rules' Do Not Require Evidence of Amount in...

Class action defendants need not include evidence regarding the amount in controversy when removing a case to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), thanks to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in...more

12/17/2014 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens Diversity Jurisdiction Federal Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Removal SCOTUS

Delaware Court of Chancery Clarifies Contours of Attorney-Client Privilege

In two recent opinions, the Delaware Court of Chancery clarified the parameters and application of certain aspects of the attorney-client privilege under Delaware law. On November 15, 2013, the court decided Great Hill Equity...more

1/13/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Information Confidentiality Mergers

Using Pennsylvania Law to Defend the Heinz Merger with Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital

Over the past several years, shareholder litigation challenging mergers and acquisitions has become a virtual certainty in any sizeable deal. A recent decision from a state court in Pittsburgh illustrates how Pennsylvania law...more

6/5/2013 - Berkshire Hathaway Business Judgment Rule Corporate Governance Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Heinz Motion to Dismiss Shareholder Litigation

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