The Court of Chancery recently dismissed claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of oversight, and waste against the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation.
In In re McDonald’s Corp. Stockholder Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 2021-0324-JTL, stockholders of McDonald’s filed a derivative action against the Company’s…Continue Reading Court of Chancery Dismisses Claims Against McDonald’s Corp. Directors
The Court of Chancery recently warned that knowingly filing claims that lack subject matter jurisdiction…Continue Reading Court of Chancery Warns Against Filing Unwarranted Claims
The Court of Chancery recently stated the appropriate test for a permanent injunction. In In …Continue Reading Court of Chancery States the Test for a Permanent Injunction
Court of Chancery Discusses the Knowledge Element in Pleading Tortious Interference and Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
A recent Court of Chancery case discusses the difference between pleading the knowledge element in…Continue Reading Court of Chancery Discusses the Knowledge Element in Pleading Tortious Interference and Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
The Court of Chancery recently denied a petition to appoint a custodian for a defunct Delaware corporation under 8 Del. C. § 226(a)(3) because the petitioner sought to use the…Continue Reading Defunct Delaware Corporation Cannot Be Used To Circumvent IPO Process
Vice Chancellor Glasscock discussed the limits of equitable jurisdiction in Elavon, Inc. v. Electronic Transaction Systems Corp, C.A. No. 2021-0440-SG, memo. op. (Del. Ch. Mar. 7, 2022). The Court granted…Continue Reading Speculative Relief Insufficient to Invoke Equitable Jurisdiction
Delaware Governor John Carney recently signed into law a bill to amend Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) to allow Delaware corporations to use captive insurance for…Continue Reading Delaware Amends DGCL Section 145 to Authorize Captive Insurance Agreements
In Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. v. Nokia Corporation, the Court of Chancery confirmed that, “absent special circumstances, discovery will be stayed pending determination of a motion to dismiss the…Continue Reading Chancery Court Confirms Low Burden For Stay Of Discovery While a Motion to Dismiss is Pending
Applicability of Statute of Repose Is An Issue Of Procedural Arbitrability To Be Decided By Arbitrator
In Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP v. Delaware River & Bay Authority, C.A. No. 2020-0458-PAF (Del. Ch. Jan. 3, 2022), the Court of Chancery considered Defendant’s motion to dismiss…Continue Reading Applicability of Statute of Repose Is An Issue Of Procedural Arbitrability To Be Decided By Arbitrator
Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Complaint Against Certain Officers, Directors and Stockholders of Roan Resources, Inc.
In a 77-page Memorandum Opinion issued by Vice Chancellor Fioravanti in Cindy Harcum v. John Lovoi et al., C.A. No. 2020-0398-PAF (Del. Ch. Jan. 3, 2022), the Delaware Court…Continue Reading Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Complaint Against Certain Officers, Directors and Stockholders of Roan Resources, Inc.
The Delaware Supreme Court opinion in AB Stable VIII LLC v. MAPS Hotels and Resorts One, LLC, et al., No. 71, 2021, (Del. Dec. 8, 2021), considers whether a…Continue Reading Del. Supreme Court Affirms Court of Chancery’s Decision in AB Stable
In Todd Swift v. Houston Wire & Cable Co., C.A. No. 2021-0525-LWW, memo. op. (Del. Ch. Dec. 3, 2021), the Court of Chancery found that a stockholder lacked standing…Continue Reading Stockholder Lacks Standing to Seek Inspection After Stock Canceled In Merger
Delaware Supreme Court Validates Charter Provisions Requiring that Federal Securities Act Claims be Brought in Federal Court
In the highly anticipated decision of Salzberg v. Sciabacucchi, No. 346, 2019, 2020 WL 1280785 (Del. Mar. 18, 2020), the Delaware Supreme Court held that a provision in several…Continue Reading Delaware Supreme Court Validates Charter Provisions Requiring that Federal Securities Act Claims be Brought in Federal Court