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Chancery Court provides additional room for shareholders challenging change of control transactions

USA - July 18 2014 In its recent decision in Chen v. Howard-Anderson, Delaware's Court of Chancery held that directors and officers may be found to have acted in bad...

Michael T. Gass, Michael R. Dube, Jonathan H. Gabriel, William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Frederick P. Callori.

Supreme Court rejects presumption for ERISA fiduciaries, but makes clear stock-drop claims are difficult to sustain

USA - July 14 2014 In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, et al., decided earlier this month, the Supreme Court seemingly handed a victory to the plaintiff's bar...

Michael T. Gass, Michael R. Dube, Jonathan H. Gabriel, William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Frederick P. Callori.

Supreme Court lets Basic presumption stand for securities fraud class actions

USA - June 27 2014 The Supreme Court has declined to overturn a longstanding presumption that investors acquiring shares in an efficient market can be deemed to have...

Michael T. Gass, Michael R. Dube, Jonathan H. Gabriel, William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Frederick P. Callori.

Conflict minerals filing tips deadline approaching

USA - May 12 2014 Public companies are required to submit their conflict minerals filings by June 2nd. SEC guidance issued after a recent federal appeals court...

Robert V. Jahrling, John Pitfield, James McDaniel, Frederick P. Callori.

Del. Chancery criticizes bankers again in rural metro; undisclosed conflicts can make sale process unreasonable

USA - April 7 2014 A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision reinforced the premise that directors of Delaware corporations will be held culpable if they conduct an...

Michael T. Gass, Michael R. Dube, Frederick P. Callori.