Article on Corporate Benefit Doctrine: Basis to Award Attorneys’ Fees

Bloomberg BNA Corporate Law and Accountability Report* recently published my short article on the corporate benefit doctrine as a basis for the award of attorneys’ fees, as applied by the Court of Chancery in Sutherland v. Sutherland, a decision summarized on … Continue reading

Ethics Article on Conflicts of Interest

My most recent ethics column for The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, discussed recent decisions that applied several rules applicable to conflicts of interest issues, including Rules 1.7, 1.9 and 1.10.

Second Circuit Disqualifies Counsel for Breach of Client Confidences

My regular ethics column for the current issue of the national publication of the American Inns of Court, The Bencher, reviews a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that disqualified a former general counsel from … Continue reading

Advance Waiver of Future Conflicts Upheld by Federal Court

For my regular ethics column for the current issue of The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, I wrote an article about a recent federal court decision that upheld the enforceability of a waiver, in advance, … Continue reading

Delaware Supreme Court Gives Qualified Immunity to Court-Appointed Counsel

The current issue of The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, includes my regular ethics column which highlights a recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court that grants qualified immunity to court-appointed counsel, and also denied … Continue reading

Court of Chancery Practice Guidelines

The current issue of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law that recently came in the mail, Volume 37, No. 3 (2013), includes a reprinting of the new Practice Guidelines recently promulgated by the Court of Chancery, and also features an … Continue reading

Delaware Supreme Court on Rule 11 Violations

In my most recent ethics column for The Bencher, I reviewed a recent Delaware Supreme Court decision that announced a new standard that will be followed in Delaware when a trial judge believes that Rule 11, or a rule of … Continue reading

Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2012

In February 2013, we published an article on the top 5 Delaware corporate decisions from 2012, that appeared in the ABA’s Business Law Today publication. [Note the post in June 2013 in which we picked the top Delaware corporate and commercial … Continue reading

Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions in 2012

Noteworthy 2012 Corporate and Commercial Decisions from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. By: Francis G.X. Pileggi and Kevin F. Brady. Introduction This is the eighth year that we are providing an annual review of key Delaware corporate and … Continue reading

Fair Value in Delaware Appraisals Pursuant to DGCL Section 262(h)

This week I gave a short presentation at the annual conference of CBIZ, the national consulting and accounting firm, on recent Delaware cases on the topic of “fair value” in the context of an appraisal pursuant to DGCL Section 262, … Continue reading