This post was prepared by Frank Reynolds, who has been following Delaware corporate law, and writing about it for various legal publications, for over 30 years.

A Delaware Supreme Court majority recently revived a shareholder suit that claimed Towers Watson & Co.’s CEO put his interests ahead of the investors in a merger with Willis

The following synopsis was prepared by Chauna Abner, an attorney in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans.

In Leased Access Preservation Association v. Ivan Thomas, et al., C.A. No. 2019-0310-KSJM, Order (Del. Ch. Jan. 8, 2020), a non-profit, non-stock corporation filed suit against Ivan Thomas, a former board member of the plaintiff, alleging, in

This post was prepared by Frank Reynolds, who has been following Delaware corporate law, and writing about it for various legal publications, for over 30 years.

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently dismissed the remaining defendants from a lawsuit that Wanu Water Inc.’s founder filed against directors and shareholders who allegedly conspired to seize control,

When the phrase “commercially reasonable efforts” appears as a standard of performance in contracts, it seems predetermined to generate litigation, and the recent Court of Chancery decision in Himawan v. Cephalon, Inc., C.A. No. 2018-0075-SG (Del. Ch. Dec. 28, 2018), supports that observation. Although the agreement in this case had a contractual definition for

Darby Emerging Market Fund, L.P. v. Ryan,  Consol. C.A. No. 8381-VCP (Del. Ch. Nov. 27, 2013).

This Chancery decision addressed whether the Court had equitable jurisdiction over a dispute among shareholders of a foreign entity. Delaware’s court of equity relied on the well-worn “clean up doctrine”, which allows it to exercise equitable jurisdiction over an

Pfeiffer v. Leedle, C.A. No. 7831-VCP (Del. Ch. Nov. 8, 2013).

Issue Addressed:  Whether the approval of stock option grants that exceeded the maximum number of stock options allowed under the stock incentive plan was the basis for a breach of fiduciary duty claim against both the board that approved it and the