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Delaware North? The (potential) rise of appraisal litigation in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 1 2015

Under Delaware law and most Canadian corporate statutes, a shareholder who votes against a fundamental transactionsuch as a going-private transaction

Delaware Court of Chancery provides guidance on M&A litigation settlement
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

In In re Riverbed Technology Inc. Stockholders Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery approved a disclosure only settlement that released a broad

Justice Friedman allows breach of fiduciary duty claim to proceed against corporate directors under Delaware Law
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

In AP Services, LLP v. Lobell et. Al, No. 6516132012, 2015 NY Slip Op 31115(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 19, 2015) (argued Feb. 21, 2014), Justice

Fraud means a “fairer” price - In re Dole finds CEO and COO personally liable for over $148 million in damages
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

On August 27, 2015 the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial decision, In re Dole Food Company, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, that held two

Delaware court imposes personal liability on Dole executives in connection with “going private” transaction
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2015

On August 27, 2015, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery held that David Murdock, a 40 stockholder and the Chairman of the Board

In re Dole Food Co., Inc.; a going-private primer
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2015

In an August 27, 2015 decision, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Chancery Court found that the chief executive officer (David H. Murdock) and

Maryland Appellate Court upholds conditioning exercise of stockholder inspection rights on execution of confidentiality agreement
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2015

The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, our intermediate appellate court, has approved the imposition by a Maryland corporation of a requirement

Delaware Court holds interested directors liable for "fairer price" in going private transaction
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2015

In one of the largest ever M&A-related recoveries for shareholders, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ordered Dole Food Company, Inc.'s Chairman and

Delaware Chancery Court rejects allegations assailing independence of VC directors in dismissing derivative suit
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who

More guidance from Delaware on controlling shareholder take-private transactions
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

The Delaware Chancery Court has found two individuals jointly and severally liable for more than $148 million in damages for fiduciary breaches