Often times in appraisal litigation, the Court of Chancery must make a determination as to whether admit evidence implicating events transpiring after the signing of the merger. This issue was addressed in the recent decision of In re Appraisal of Jarden Corporation, C.A. No. 12456-VCS (Del. Ch. Sept. 7, 2018). There, documents relating to Jarden’s post-signing financial performance were at dispute, and the Court directed the parties to address the objections to the same in post-trial briefing. This decision reflects that the Court will in certain instances entertain post-signing evidence into the record when adjudicating a Section 262 appraisal action.
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