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May 22, 2024 | Delaware Business Court Insider

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms AMC Shareholder Settlement Over Stock Split

Counsel for AMC said court interference might hinder the possibility of the Chancery court ever again certifying a shareholder class that didn't vote unanimously on an issue.
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May 20, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Big Week in Deals as Creative Dealmaking Merges With More Activity

"Each of our clients is getting more inbound phone calls from firms looking to work with them than they did three or four years ago," noted Ben Beerle, a corporate partner with Cooley who handles mergers and acquisitions.
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Origis USA LLC v. Great Am. Ins. Co.
Publication Date: 2024-05-20
Practice Area: Insurance Law
Industry: Energy | Insurance
Court: Delaware Superior Court
Judge: Judge Rennie
Attorneys:
For plaintiff: Brian M. Rostocki, Anne M. Steadman, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE; Carolyn H. Rosenberg, Reed Smith LLP, Chicago, IL; Stephen T. Raptis, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiffs.
For defendant: David J. Soldo, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael D. Margulies, Charles W. Strotter, Carlton Fields, P.A., New York, NY; Jennifer C. Jauffret, Puja A. Upadhyay, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Courtney E. Scott, Tressler LLP, New York, NY; Robert J. Katzenstein, Julie M. O’Dell, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP; Kevin M. Mattessich, Kevin Windels, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, New York, NY; Bruce E. Jameson, John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE, James T. Sandnes, Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP, New York, NY; Krista M. Reale, Margolis Edelstein, Wilmington DE; Michael F. Perlis, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, Woodland Hills, CA; Patrick Stoltz, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, Valhalla, NY; Shaun Michael Kelly, Jarrett W. Horowitz, Sara A. Barry, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; James K. Thurston, Wilson Elser, Chicago, IL; Daniel E. Tranen, Wilson Elser, St. Louis, MO; Erik J. Tomberg, Wilson Elsner, Raleigh, NC; Thaddeus J. Weaver, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael J. Smith, Bryan W. Petrilla, Stewart Smith, West Conshohocken, PA; Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.
Case number: N23C-07-102

No action clause in D&O insurance policy was enforceable and precluded insured from filing legal action against the insurer until the insured's financial obligations were fixed in an underlying litigation.

May 13, 2024 | The Recorder

Deal Watch: Skadden, Latham, Paul Hastings and Several Others Land on Squarespace Deal

Meanwhile, caution by the Federal Reserve in lowering interest rates is affecting deal optimism.
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May 13, 2024 | Delaware Law Weekly

Potter Anderson Welcomes New Delaware Counsel

Potter Anderson & Corroon announced that Nicole K. Pedi has joined the firm as counsel with the general litigation practice group.
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City of Sarasota Firefighters' Pension Fund v. Inovalon Holdings, Inc.
Publication Date: 2024-05-13
Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry: E-Commerce | Health Care | Investments and Investment Advisory
Court: Delaware Supreme Court
Judge: Justice Valihura
Attorneys:
For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Brendan W. Sullivan, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; John Vielandi, Labaton Sucharow LLP, New York, NY; Jeremy Friedman, David Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Bedford Hills, NY; Lee D. Rudy, Eric L. Zagar, J. Daniel Albert, Geoffrey C. Jarvis, Grant D. Goodhart, III, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA for appellants.
For defendant: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Kevin M. Gallagher, Craig K. Ferrere, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; William M. Lafferty, Ryan D. Stottmann, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Blair Connelly, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY; Kristin N. Murphy, Ryan A. Walsh, Latham & Watkins LLP, Costa Mesa, CA for appellees.
Case number: 2022-0698

Court reversed dismissal of action challenging corporate acquisition where proxy statement failed to disclose advisors' conflicts of interest and erroneously described the advisors' roles in the transaction.

May 01, 2024 | Delaware Business Court Insider

Del. Supreme Court Unanimously Grants Another Shareholder Win Over Pre-Vote Disclosure

The high court's decision is the latest to map out steps corporations need to take when handling a controller-involved transaction.
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April 24, 2024 | Delaware Business Court Insider

Chancery Urged to Block Tesla 'Run From Jurisdiction' in Elon Musk Pay Case

Tesla has filed a proxy indicating it would be seeking shareholder votes on a relocation to Texas and whether Musk should receive the 2018 compensation plan that had been struck down by the Court of Chancery.
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In re Match Group, Inc. Derivative Litig.
Publication Date: 2024-04-15
Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry: E-Commerce | Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
Court: Delaware Supreme Court
Judge: Justice Seitz
Attorneys:
For plaintiff: Michael Hanrahan, J. Clayton Athey, Corinne Elise Amato, Kevin H. Davenport, Stacey A. Greenspan, Jason W. Rigby, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Lee D. Rudy, Eric L. Zagar, J. Daniel Albert, Maria T. Starling, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA; Robert D. Klausner, Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson, Plantation, FL for appellants.
For defendant: William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Theodore N. Mirvis, Jonathan M. Moses, Ryan A. McLeod, Alexandra P. Sadinsky, Canem Ozyildirim, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Blake Rohrbacher, Matthew W. Murphy, Sandy Xu, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Maeve O’Connor, Susan R. Gittes, Amy C. Zimmerman, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY; David E. Ross, Adam D. Gold, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joshua G. Hamilton, Meryn C.N. Grant, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Blair Connelly, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY; Michele D. Johnson, Latham & Watkins LLP, Costa Mesa, CA for appellees.
Case number: 368, 2022

Chancery court erroneously applied business judgment rule to review transaction where controlling stockholder stood on both sides and received a non-ratable benefit where not all members of the company's separation committee were independent from the controller.

April 01, 2024 | Delaware Law Weekly

Morris James Launches Transaction Group With Skadden Arps M&A Trio

The team at the Wilmington firm will be led by new partner Vincent Cannizzaro, a former Skadden senior associate.
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