Sarah Lightdale

Sarah Lightdale

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Delaware Courts’ Recent Decisions on Appraisal May Discourage Opportunistic Appraisal Arbitrageurs

In determining fair value, Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court take cues from deal price. On February 12, 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Chancery’s ruling in Huff Fund Investment...more

2/23/2015 - Acquisitions Arbitrage Business Valuations Hedge Funds Valuation

Forum Selection Bylaws Gain Additional Support in California

In adopting an exclusive forum selection bylaw, companies can avoid the cost and complication of multi-forum litigation after an M&A transaction. In response to the wasteful and burdensome trend of multi-forum...more

12/30/2014 - Bylaws Forum Selection Clause Jurisdiction Multidistrict Litigation Shareholder Litigation

In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 7840 (Del. Ch. Feb. 28, 2014)

Delaware Court of Chancery applies entire fairness review to a take-private merger with a controlling stockholder, despite approval by a special committee and a majority-of-the-minority, and holds that disclosure claims may...more

3/11/2014 - Controlling Stockholders Mergers Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

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