Tag Archives: contract interpretation principles

Earn-Out Dispute: Ambiguous Terms Bar Motion to Dismiss

The recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision in Windy City Investments Holdings, LLC v. Teachers’ Insurance and Annuity Association of America, C.A. No. 2018-0519-MTZ (Del. Ch. July 26, 2019), discussed an often recurring issue in commercial litigation: a seller of a business who claims that the Earn-Out provisions in the agreement of sale were not … Continue Reading

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Chancery Court in AT & T Case Involving Stock Options

AT & T  Corp. v. Lillis, (Del. Supr., March 9, 2009), read opinion here. In a rare split decision, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled 3-2 to affirm the original decision of the Chancery Court  that was initially reversed by the Supreme Court (also a procedural rarity).  This case involves an attempt by former officers and directors of MediaOne Corp. (the "Option Holders") … Continue Reading

Chancery Court Grants Motion to Enforce Settlement

Fox v. Paine, (Del. Ch., Jan. 22, 2009), read opinion here. This Chancery Court opinion involves the breakup of the wealth management partnerships between Saul Fox and Dexter Paine. On the even of trial, the parties entered into a settlement agreement in the form of a "memorandum of understanding" (MOU). Although everyone agreed that the MOU was binding, it … Continue Reading
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