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Hedge funds word of the day™ – Big Boy Letter
How Leading Philippine Companies are Using Bonds to Their Advantage
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – 10b5-1 Plan
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Over the past several years there has been an overwhelming abundance of class action shareholder litigation. A study by Cornerstone Research found that in 2013 alone, 94% of mergers and acquisitions worth over $100 million...more
In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery granted in part and denied in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss for failure to make a pre-suit demand on the board and for failure to state a claim, holding that demand...more
In Hamilton Partners, L.P. v. Highland Capital Management, L.P., the Delaware Court of Chancery denied a motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by former stockholders of American Home Patient, Inc. (AHP)...more
Increasingly, some activist hedge funds are looking to sell their stock positions back to target companies. How should the board respond to hushmail?
The Rise and Fall of Greenmail -
During the heyday of...more
At the ICI 2014 Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, the staff of the Division of Investment Management announced that it would not propose comprehensive guidance on valuation of investment company portfolios...more
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Under the prevailing “American rule,” shareholders and their counsel face little financial risk when they assert claims against directors and officers for breaches of fiduciary duty, typically following the announcement of a...more
This proxy season, several companies filed suit against shareholder activist, John Chevedden, challenging his shareholder proposals. Three companies, Omnicom Group, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Express Scripts...more
To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com.
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In this post-trial decision, the Court of Chancery held a financial advisor liable for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty by a target board in the sale of the company. The Court concluded that the financial...more
An Issue Needing Attention -
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In Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Chancery Court’s decision in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation. In that decision, the Chancery Court had granted summary judgment in favor of...more
In this letter opinion, the Court of Chancery granted plaintiff’s request for books and records pursuant to 8 Del. C. § 220. The stockholder plaintiff sought, among other things, to value its equity holding in Key Plastics...more
On Friday, the Delaware Supreme Court adopted the business judgment rule standard of review for some controlling stockholder freeze-out mergers and potentially other interested party transactions. In Kahn, et al. v. M&F...more
Last week in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. (Del. March 14, 2014), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Court of Chancery in the In re MFW Shareholders Litigation (Del. Ch. May 29, 2013) case and also upheld the...more
On March 14, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., affirming the Delaware Court of Chancery’s holding in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation. The decision adopts the...more
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On January 28, 2014, the North Carolina Business Court dismissed an unfair and deceptive trade practice claim alleging that corporate directors structured the sale of a corporation in a manner that shortchanged its common...more
In this issue:
- ISS Updating QuickScore Methodology and Opening Data Validation Period
- First MAT Determinations Are Deemed Certified
- CFTC Interdivisional Working Group to Review Swap...more
In this issue:
- CFTC Issues No-Action Relief to FCMs Relating to Enhanced Customer Protection Rules
- Eleventh Circuit Upholds Directors’ Affirmative Defenses Based on FDIC’s Post-Receivership Conduct
Investment Advisers — Are Your “IA Reps” Registered as Required? Why You Should Care -
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The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision in McLean v British Columbia (Securities Commission).
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