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Delaware Supreme Court Applies “Entire Fairness” to An MLP Conflict Transaction and A Lower Bar to “Bad Faith” ClaimsBut Decision Is Likely to Have Limited Impact Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy

USA - April 5 2017 In Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy, the Delaware Supreme Court (March 20, 2017) reversed the Court of Chancery's dismissal of an MLP investor's...

David J. Greenwald, Warren S. de Wied, Scott B. Luftglass, Robert C. Schwenkel, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein.


Court of Chancery Confirms Directors’ Self-Interest Does Not Exclude “Cleansing” Under CorwinAnd Disclosure Is Sufficient If Stockholders Can “Stitch Together the Facts” to Infer Self-InterestColumbia Pipeline

USA - March 17 2017 In Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Stockholder Litigation (March 7, 2017), Vice Chancellor Laster granted the defendants' motion to dismiss a putative...

David J. Greenwald, Warren S. de Wied, Scott B. Luftglass, Robert C. Schwenkel, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein.


Reaffirmation That Stockholder Vote Will Cleanse Non-Conflicted Controller Transactions and Even Those Transactions Approved By Boards That Allegedly Were Not Independent and DisinterestedMerge Healthcare

USA - March 8 2017 Merge Healthcare Inc. Stockholders Litigation (Jan. 30, 2017) is the most recent decision reflecting an expansive interpretation by the Court of...

David J. Greenwald, Warren S. de Wied, Scott B. Luftglass, Robert C. Schwenkel, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein.


Importance of Careful Compliance by General Partner with MLP RequirementsETE

USA - March 7 2017 In Energy Transfer Equity L.P. Unitholder Litigation (Mar. 1, 2017), the Court of Chancery denied the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment, and...

David J. Greenwald, Warren S. de Wied, Scott B. Luftglass, Robert C. Schwenkel, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein.


In Gordon v. Verizon, New York Appellate Division Shows Greater Receptivity to Non-Monetary Settlements than Delaware Courts Have Shown Since Trulia

USA - February 16 2017 In Gordon v. Verizon Communications (Feb. 2, 2017), the New York Appellate Division (First Department) reversed the New York Supreme Court's rejection...

David J. Greenwald, Warren S. de Wied, Scott B. Luftglass, Robert C. Schwenkel, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein.