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Crimson Exploration Delaware Chancery Court continues its trend of applying business judgment review and dismissing board fiduciary duty cases at the pleading stage

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2014

In Crimson Exploration Inc. Stockholder Litigation (Oct. 24, 2014), the Delaware Chancery Court continues the trends we have described in recent

Delaware court dismisses merger suit involving externally managed company

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2014

In In re KKR Fin. Holdings LLC S'holder Litig., C.A. No. 9210-CB (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2014), the Court of Chancery issued a noteworthy decision

Delaware Court decides damages in breach of fiduciary duty aiding and abetting case

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2014

In March 2014, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware issued an opinion finding RuralMetro Corporation's lead

In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation

  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2014

In an October 14, 2014 decision on a motion to dismiss, the Delaware Court of Chancery (C Bouchard) held that business judgment review applied to

Delaware Court of Chancery rejects controlling stockholder claims and applies business judgment rule to merger suits

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2014

In In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 9210 (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed a

Post-deal litigation: what it is and how to avoid it

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

Increasingly, shareholders are filing lawsuits to challenge M&A transactions. The litigation often takes the form of a class action, with Plaintiff’s

The Ropes recap: mergers & acquisitions law news

  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

Several amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) went into effect on August 1, 2014, most notably amendments to Section 251(h

Employees face uphill battle in holding private equity firms accountable under WARN Act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2014

The United States District Court in Delaware recently issued a welcome decision for private equity firms whose portfolio companies run afoul of the

Chancery Court dismisses claims over buyout of externally managed company

  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2014

Rules that entire fairness standard of review does not apply to merger between an externally-managed specialty finance company and an affiliate of

From bad to worse RuralMetro financial advisor hit with $75.8 million in damages

  • McGuireWoods LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2014

The Court held that the directors breached their fiduciary duties both when they initiated the sale process and when they approved the merger. The