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Merger Agreements Breach of Duty

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Presidio Shines Light on Key Delaware Deal Litigation Trends and Topics

In Firefighters’ Pension System of the City of Kansas City, Missouri Trust v. Presidio, Inc., Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed claims against directors of Presidio, Inc. (Presidio) and...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Structured and Leveraged Buyout May Breach Fiduciary Obligations

Most mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy practitioners are well aware of the ever-increasing use of leveraged buy-out ("LBO") by publicly traded companies and private equity groups alike in highly structured liquidation...more

Hogan Lovells

Quarterly Corporate / M&A Decisions Update: Q4 2020

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Below is our Quarterly Corporate / M&A Decisions Update for decisions in Q4 2020. This update is designed to highlight selected important M&A, corporate, and commercial court decisions on a quarterly basis. Brief summaries of...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Warning to Directors of Selling Companies: Breach of Fiduciary Duty Liability May Exist for Failure to Investigate and Ensure...

A recent ruling from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sent shock waves through the legal and financial community, with some shouting that this “could be a gamestopper for the private...more

Troutman Pepper

Fraud on the Board II: Conflicted CEO Tilts Company Sale in PE Firm’s Favor

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In In re Mindbody, Inc. Stockholders Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty claims against the chief executive officer of MINDBODY, Inc. (the Company) arising out of the...more

Carlton Fields

The Building Blocks of Materiality

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Representations and warranties play an important role in M&A agreements by providing valuable disclosures and allocating risks between the parties. Representations regarding the target company’s financial statements are...more

Morris James LLP

Chancery Dismisses Stockholder Claims that a Minority Owner was a Controlling Stockholder or that a Majority of the Board was...

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In re: Essendant, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 2018-0789-JRS (Del. Ch. Dec. 30, 2019). When as here a Delaware corporation’s charter contains an exculpation provision under Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware...more

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Chancery Modifies Advancement Award, Finds Amended Claim Challenging Only Post-Separation Conduct No Longer Triggered Advancement...

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Carr v. Global Payment Inc., C.A. No. 2018-0565-SG (Del. Ch. Dec. 11, 2019). Under Delaware law, an order requiring a company to advance attorneys’ fees and expenses may be modified if the claims that triggered the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Advance! Amend! Retreat!

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The title of this post describes not an army maneuver, but the outcome of a recent lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court for advancement of litigation expenses in which...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

What's New in Corporate Governance and Securities Law - October 18, 2019

Corporate Governance and Securities Law Developments - Directors Can Be Held Liable for Failure to Oversee “Mission Critical” Regulatory Compliance - On October 1, the Delaware Court of Chancery refused to dismiss a...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Inside the Courts – An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - December 2018

This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between September 2018 and October 2018. ...more

White & Case LLP

Delaware Supreme Court Reaffirms Incomplete Disclosures Do Not Qualify for Corwin Business Judgment Rule “Cleansing”

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The Delaware Supreme Court has reversed the Delaware Chancery Court's earlier dismissal of a stockholder challenge to the sale of The Fresh Market, finding that Fresh Market had not disclosed all material facts regarding the...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Key Developments in Delaware Corporation Law in 2017

Developments in appraisal law, the application of Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings LLC in post-closing damages actions and the potential expansion of Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corporation (MFW) — a case examining the standard of...more

White & Case LLP

2017 Half-year in review - M&A legal and market developments

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We set out below a number of interesting English and European court decisions and market developments which have taken place and their impact on M&A transactions. This review looks at these developments and gives practical...more

White & Case LLP

2017 Summer review: M&A legal and market developments

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We set out below a number of interesting English court decisions and market developments which have taken place and their impact on M&A transactions. This review looks at these developments and gives practical guidance on...more

Jones Day

In Brief: Court Rules Against Lyondell Litigation Trustee on LBO Fraudulent Conveyance Claims

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In Weisfelner v. Blavatnik (In re Lyondell Chemical Company), 2017 BL 131876 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Apr. 21, 2017), the bankruptcy court presiding over the chapter 11 case of Lyondell Chemical Company ("Lyondell") handed down a...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Delaware Chancery Court’s Columbia Pipeline and Saba Software Decisions: Lessons beyond Corwin

Two recent decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery faithfully apply the Delaware Supreme Court’s holding in Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings LLC. No surprise there. Corwin held that when “a transaction not subject to...more

WilmerHale

Death Knell to Merger Litigation for Massachusetts Corporations?

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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

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

NC Bar on Notice: Business Court May Increase Scrutiny for Approval of Disclosure-Only Class Action Settlements & Attorneys’ Fees

Rolling into the new year, North Carolina attorneys are on notice that the ability to gain approval of class action settlements and related attorneys’ fees may become more difficult in some cases. In recent years, we have...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"Key Developments in Delaware Corporation Law in 2016"

Significant changes in Delaware merger litigation and settlement practice in 2016, as well as noteworthy case law developments and trends, will continue to affect merger parties and litigants in 2017 and beyond....more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Top 10 Business Divorce Cases of 2016

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I’m pleased to present my 9th annual list of this past year’s ten most significant business divorce cases. The list includes important appellate rulings by the First and Second Departments on dissolution of foreign business...more

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What’s Happening in Delaware M&A – Summer 2016

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This update provides a summary of recent Delaware caselaw and statutory developments concerning mergers and acquisitions, including new cases regarding appraisal rights, fraud claims and fiduciary duty and deal process...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Delaware Law Updates – Court of Chancery Puts Boards of Directors on Notice that Contracting Away Derivative Claims in a Merger...

Vice Chancellor Glasscock has held that a merger designed to eliminate derivative claims against a majority of directors justified the application of the entire fairness standard of review in a direct challenge to the merger....more

Stinson - Corporate & Securities Law Blog

Successful Two-Step Tender Offer has the Same Revlon Cleansing Effect as a Stockholder Vote

The plaintiffs in In Re Volcano Corp. Stockholder Litigation were former public stockholders of a company that was acquired for $18 per share in an all-cash merger. Just five months prior, the target company had declined an...more

Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes

NY Court Of Appeals Rejects No-Opt Out Class Action Settlement In Shareholder Litigation

In Jinnaras v. Alfant, decided on May 5, 2015, the New York Court of Appeals rejected a proposed settlement of a shareholder class action, where the proposed settlement would have deprived out-of-state class members of a...more

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