The Chancery Court once again made clear that “advancement means advancement” and when a corporation provides for advancement of fees to officers and directors, as allowed by DGCL Section 145, there are virtually no defenses to non-payment. In Radiancy, Inc. v. Azar, et al., download file, the court emphasized this point by allowing pre-judgment interest on the amount not paid, as well as attorneys’ fees for bringing the advancement claims, including a motion for summary judgment to pursue the advancement right. Though there were a few factual issues in the case regarding some discretionary advancement to employees who were not officers, certain claims were undoubtedly subject to mandatory advancement, and by awarding the attorneys’ fees required to pursue the claims, plus interest, the court was again sending a clear message in these types of cases that denial of advancement rights will not be lightly countenanced.