The standard for granting a litigant’s request for expedited proceedings in connection with a preliminary injunction motion was discussed in the recent opinion of In Re SunGard Data Systems, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, download pdf file. The shareholders in a purported class action had sought an expedited hearing, prior to a shareholders’ meeting, to address issues about disclosure in the proxy statement (but not adequacy of price). The court did not find a sufficiently colorable claim to show threatened irreparable harm that would justify imposing the substantial cost and burden of expedited proceedings on the defendants.