A member of the Delaware Court of Chancery has penned a chapter for an upcoming book on stockholder litigation. An overview of the chapter was recently published on the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog. This scholarly writing by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster is entitled: Changing Attitudes: The Stark Results of Thirty Years of Evolution in Delaware M&A Litigation. As the title suggests, the work provides an overview of the past and present standards the Delaware courts apply to various types of mergers and acquisition.

When a member of the Delaware court speaks publicly about, or publishes an articulation of, Delaware law on M&A standards, those who toil in the vineyards of corporate and commercial litigation would be well advised to pay close attention.