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K&L Gates LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2020

Chancery Court dismisses complaint, holding that directors were not conflicted in approving a merger simply due to the threat of a looming proxy contest

In Rudd v. Brown, et al, C.A. No. 2019-0775 MTZ (Del. Ch. Sept. 11, 2020), the Delaware Court of Chancery (the "Court") dismissed the plaintiff's…

Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Jun 2020

Chancery's narrow construction of forum selection clause preserves venue of fiduciary duty litigation in Del.

In EnVen Energy v. Dunwoody, No 2019-0579-KSJM, 2020 Del. Ch. Lexis 195 (Del. Ch. May 28, 2020), the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a forum…

K&L Gates LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2020

Court of Chancery Applies Entire Fairness Standard to PennyMac’s Reorganization Transaction

In Robert Garfield v. BlackRock Mortgage Ventures, LLC, et al (the “Defendants”) (C.A. No. 2018-9017-KSJM), the Court of Chancery denied a motion to…

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2020

Implications for Section 220 ‘Books and Records’ Demands Following High River Limited Partnership

In High River Ltd. P’ship v. Occidental Petroleum Corp., No. CV 2019-0403-JRS, 2019 WL 6040285 (Del. Ch. Nov. 14, 2019), the Court of Chancery of the…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2020

Recent Trends in Books and Records Litigation

Recently, the frequency of stockholder demands to inspect corporate books and records pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law…

DLA Piper | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2020

Witness Evidence Working Group report

On 6 December 2019, the Witness Evidence Working Group (WEWG) published its report on improvements to the current practice regarding factual witness…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2019

Inside the Courts - An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators

This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between May and August 2019…

K&L Gates LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2019

Delaware Supreme Court calculates Aruba’s fair value in an appraisal using deal price minus synergies, reversing lower court’s 30-day stock price calculation

In Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. and Verition Multi-Strategy Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc., C.A. No. 11448-VCL (Del. Ch. Apr. 16…

K&L Gates LLP | USA | 9 Sep 2019

Court of Chancery find provisions of merger agreement ambiguous and denies telecommunications giant’s motion to dismiss

In Charles F. Dolan v. Altice USA, Inc. et al., Case No. 2018-0651-JRS (Del. Ch. June 27, 2019), the Delaware Court of Chancery address Defendants’…

K&L Gates LLP | USA | 4 Sep 2019

An arbitrator, and not the courts, should decide the question of substantive arbitrability if “the parties’ contract provides ‘clear and unmistakable evidence’ of their intent that an arbitrator should decide the question”

In The Innovation Institute, LLC v. St. Joseph Health Source, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 2019-0156-JRS, the Court of Chancery decided to stay an action…
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