In re Synthes, Inc. S’holder Litig., C.A. No. 6452-CS (Del. Ch. Aug. 17, 2012). This recent opinion by Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. from the Court of Chancery includes a discussion of the contours of fiduciary duties that were announced many years ago in the Delaware Supreme Court’s Revlon decision. Professor Stephen Bainbridge has already
Court of Chancery Clarifies Rights of Minority Shareholders Whose Equity is Diluted
Dubroff v. Wren Holdings, LLC, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (Del. Ch. Oct. 28, 2011), read 45-page opinion here. See prior Chancery decisions in this case highlighted on these pages here and here.
The issues addressed in this gem of an opinion include: (i) whether and when a minority shareholder’s claim for breach…
Chancery Grants $1.2 Billion Judgment for Breach of Fiduciary Duties
In the case of In re Southern Peru Copper Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 961-CS (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2011), read opinion here, [read revised opinion of Dec. 20, 2011 here], the Delaware Court of Chancery explained in more than 100 pages why the directors of a company breached their fiduciary duties in…