It’s a rare thing for the Delaware Court of Chancery to allow buyers to bow out of merger agreements between signing and closing.

It’s rarer still for the nation’s preeminent venue for merger litigation to grant a buyer’s motion to dismiss a deal driven lawsuit by adopting the buyer’s oral argument presentation as its own opinion. But that’s essentially what Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn did last Friday, July 17, handing a major win to Kirkland & Ellis partners Andrew Kassof and Timothy Knapp and their client, global moving company SIRVA Worldwide Inc.