In Wallace v. Wood, 2007 WL 3331530 (Del. Ch., Oct. 31, 2007) , read opinion here, the Chancery Court granted a motion to dismiss a derivative case that had been inactive for about 6 years. The Chancery Court is known for bringing cases to trial in lightening speed, and (when necessary in extreme circumstances) holding emergency hearings–and making decisions–within hours of a complaint being filed. It also often takes a "gentlemenly approach" to scheduling and expects the attorneys to agree on briefing schedules, for example, as opposed to the court imposing them. This is a case where the court’s patience for allowing counsel to set the schedule met its limit under Rule 41(e).