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Officers Of Foreign Corporations And The California Courts

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday’s post concerned Section 2116 of the California Corporations Code. Courts sometimes describe Section 2116 as codifying the internal affairs doctrine. See, e.g., Vaughn v. LJ Internat., Inc., 174 Cal. App. 4th 213,...more

"Q&A With Delaware Litigation Partner Ed Micheletti"

What is the most significant recent development in Delaware, from a litigation standpoint? The most significant recent development impacting deal litigation in Delaware is the continuing evolution of the Corwin doctrine,...more

Death Knell to Merger Litigation for Massachusetts Corporations?

by WilmerHale on

In IBEW Local No. 129 Benefit Fund v. Tucci, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed the dismissal of direct claims for breach of fiduciary duty by EMC shareholders challenging the merger of EMC and Dell, Inc....more

Gordon v. Verizon: New York Parts Company with Delaware

On February 2, 2017, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, issued a decision in Gordon v. Verizon Communications, Inc., No. 653084/13, 2017 WL 442871 (1st Dep’t 2017), approving the settlement of litigation over...more

Delaware Court of Chancery Addresses Fee-Shifting Bylaws and Raises the Question of whether Fee-Shifting Could Be Plausible by a...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

In 2015, the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) was amended to prohibit Delaware corporations from adopting bylaws that imposed liability on a stockholder for the attorneys’ fees or expenses of the corporation or any...more

After In re Trulia: Increased Scrutiny for the Give and the Get in Disclosure Settlements

by WilmerHale on

It used to be that boards of public companies being acquired would routinely face one or (likely) more lawsuits alleging the directors breached their fiduciary duties because they had agreed to sell too cheaply or engaged in...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News - Fourth Quarter 2015

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Demise of Disclosure-Only Settlements? The Court of Chancery Outlines a New Regime. - In a recent opinion, Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery reiterated the Court of Chancery’s belief that...more

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Delaware Corporation’s “Exclusive-Forum” Bylaw

by Perkins Coie on

In Roberts v. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 358 Or. 413, __ P.3d ___, 2015 WL 8539902 (Dec. 10, 2015), the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously held that a Delaware corporation’s “exclusive-forum” bylaw, which required that all...more

"Glass Lewis Issues 2016 US Proxy Policy Guidelines"

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recently issued its U.S. voting policy guidelines for the 2016 proxy season. The guidelines include a few key changes, a summary of which is outlined below. Conflicting Shareholder...more

The Delaware Court Of Chancery’s Not So Exclusive Jurisdiction

by Allen Matkins on

Section 145(k) of the Delaware General Corporation Law is quite clear and emphatic about which court may hear actions for indemnification or advancement of expenses: The Court of Chancery is hereby vested with exclusive...more

Reminder to Delaware Corporations of New Statute Effective Aug. 1, 2015 – Time to Amend Your Bylaws to Authorize Delaware as the...

by Goodwin on

A great deal of attention has been paid over the past few years to efforts made by corporations to control in which courts fiduciary duty and other claims may be brought against directors and officers. Effective August 1,...more

Delaware House of Representatives Bars Fee-Shifting Provisions but Approves Forum-Selection

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

There has been considerable interest over the last year about whether a fee-shifting provision in the charter or bylaws of a Delaware corporation is enforceable. On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the Delaware House of...more

Corralling and Curtailing Merger Litigation: Lessons Learned from Past Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation Reform

In the world of securities and corporate governance litigation, we are always in the middle of a reform discussion of some variety. For the past several years, there has been great focus on amendment of corporate bylaws to...more

Proposed Legislation Threatens Corporations' Ability to Select Forum

by Smith Anderson on

Current Delaware law permits a Delaware corporation to adopt a bylaw specifying an exclusive forum other than Delaware to litigate intra-corporate disputes, so long as there is a logical connection between the forum selected...more

Update: Proposed Amendments to DGCL, Including Ban on Fee-Shifting and Permitting Exclusive Forum Provisions

The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association has approved, in substantially the form proposed by the Delaware Corporate Council, amendments to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (DGCL)...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 11

In This Issue: - Delaware Proposal Banning Fee-Shifting and Permitting Exclusive Forum Provisions - SEC Charges Insiders for Failure to Update Schedule 13D Disclosures - CBOE Proposes Amendments to...more

Court Of Chancery Interprets Forum Selection Clause

by Morris James LLP on

This is an interesting decision because it holds that a forum selection clause must be “clear and unambiguous” before it will be held to provide an exclusive forum for all disputes. ...more

Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment

by Allen Matkins on

Much has been written of late about the enforceability of exclusive forum bylaws. What happens when the forum isn’t a court, but an arbitration? Does it make any difference if the arbitration bylaw is adopted after a...more

Delaware Corporate Law And Litigation: What Happened In 2014 And What It Means For You In 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Delaware’s Leading Role in Business and Business Litigation - Curbing Stockholder Litigation: Exclusive Forum and Fee-Shifting Provisions - Two-Tiered Poison Pill Targeted at Hedge Fund...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News - October 2014

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this issue: - Delaware Legislative Update - Amendments to DGCL Effective August 1, 2014 - News from the Courts - Additional Guidance on Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. - Exculpation...more

Recent Decisions Confirm That Forum Selection Bylaws Are Best Considered on a Clear Day - But May Be Beneficial Later as Well

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

“Exclusive forum” bylaws and charter provisions are a powerful tool for managing the risk of parallel corporate governance litigation against a company and its directors in multiple forums, allowing stockholders to bring such...more

Delaware Court Approves Out-Of-State Forum Selection Bylaw Adopted At Time Of Merger

by Bracewell LLP on

In City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares Inc. et al., C.A. No. 9795-CB (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Bouchard, C.) held that a minority shareholder's claims against a Delaware...more

Delaware Court Enforces Exclusive Forum Provision Adopted Concurrently with Announcement of Merger Agreement

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Public companies are increasingly enacting “exclusive forum” bylaws — designating a single forum for intra-corporate disputes — as a way to limit the risk and burden of multi-jurisdictional stockholder litigation. This trend...more

Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds North Carolina "Exclusive Forum" Bylaw

by Smith Anderson on

In a closely-watched case with implications for corporations across the nation, Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery has issued an opinion enforcing a forum-selection bylaw that requires intra-corporate...more

Exclusive Forum Provisions: A New Item for Corporate Governance and M&A Checklists

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Public companies increasingly are adopting “exclusive forum” bylaws and charter provisions that require their stockholders to go to specified courts if they want to make fiduciary duty or other intra-corporate claims against...more

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