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Delaware Chancery Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Disclosure Settlements

USA - January 25 2016 A new decision makes clear that parties should no longer expect the Delaware Court of Chancery to approve broad settlements of M&A class actions...

Kevin P. Muck.


Delaware Chancery Court rejects allegations assailing independence of VC directors in dismissing derivative suit

USA - September 4 2015 A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who...

Jennifer C. Bretan, Susan S. Muck.


The Supreme Court’s Halliburton decision: reliance can still be presumed in securities class actions, but defendants may now rebut the presumption at an earlier stage

USA - June 24 2014 In a highly anticipated decision issued June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (June 23, 2014)...

Kevin P. Muck, Marie Bafus.


Tis the season: proxy statements and litigation challenges to compensation disclosures

USA - December 3 2012 Over the past several months, plaintiffs' lawyers have stepped up attacks on executive compensation disclosures in proxy statements....

Kevin P. Muck, Marie Bafus.