Publication Date: 2023-05-09
Practice Area: Corporate Governance
Industry: Distribution and Wholesale | Pharmaceuticals | Retail
Court: Court of Chancery
Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory V. Varallo, Mae Oberste, Daniel E. Meyer, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark Lebovitch, Edward G. Timlin, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Leslie R. Stern, Nathaniel L. Orenstein, Steven L. Groopman, Berman Tabacco, Boston, MA; Ned Weinberger, Mark Richardson, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; David MacIsaac, Labaton Sucharow LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
for defendant: Raymond J. DiCamillo, John M. O’Toole, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Sean M. Berkowitz, Nicholas J. Siciliano, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY; Andrew W. Stern, Charlotte K. Newell, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; William M. Regan, Allison M. Wuertz, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY; Frank R. Volpe, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.
Case Number: 2021-0827-JTL
Litigation demand was futile where allegations supported inference that directors and officers knew that the company was violating its legal obligations as a dispenser of prescription opioids in a conscious effort to maximize customer sales and profits.