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Contractual Waivers of Appraisal Rights Declared Valid Under Delaware Law
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2018

In a recent opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery, for the first time, held that contractual provisions in stockholder agreements barring common


Chancery Court validates a defective merger and reaffirms reliance on outside legal counsel under Delaware law
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • September 20 2018

In The Cirillo Family Trust v. Aram Moezinia, Lewis Tepper, Mark Walter, and DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., C.A. No. 10116-CB (Del. Ch. Jul. 11, 2018)


New Delaware Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Includes Notice Distribution, Training Requirements
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 4 2018

A new Delaware law specifically addresses the prohibition against sexual harassment under the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA), sets


A Truism that Once Again Bears Repeating: Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 24 2018

A recent decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") denying a petition for inter partes review serves as a stark reminder of the


Delaware Enacts Amendments to LLC Act and Delaware General Corporation Law
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

On July 24, 2018, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed into law amendments to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (DLLCA) and the Delaware General


New Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Take Effect
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

On August 1, several amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. 1-101 et seq. (the DGCL), became effective. The most notable


Delaware Chancery Court Applies Strict Statutory Construction to Reject Appraisal Rights Following Reverse Merger
  • White and Williams LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

The ability of stockholders to seek and recover statutory appraisal of the value of their shares when dissenting from the consideration offered in a


Deepening district court discord on application of Bristol-Myers to class actions highlights need for appellate guidance
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2018

District courts continue to split on whether to apply the Supreme Court’s holding in Bristol-Myers, a case limiting personal jurisdiction over


The Tail of a Dog with Two Hats: Fifth Circuit Upholds “Golden Share” Held by Creditor Affiliate
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2018

On May 22, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Franchise Services of North America v. United States


Delaware Amendments Would Apply ‘Market Out’ Exception to Section 251(h) Back-End Mergers, Clarify Ratification Procedures
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association approved proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law