Impact Investments Colorado II, LLC v. Impact Holding LLC, C.A. No. 4323-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 31, 2012), read opinion here. This 37-page opinion is rather unremarkable to the extent that it does not announce any new law nor does it clarify existing law. Nonetheless, it contains useful discussions of contract interpretation principles as well
Chancery Considers Extrinsic Evidence in Granting Motion for Summary Judgment
GRT, Inc. v. Marathon GTF Technology, Ltd., C.A. No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. June 21, 2012).
This relatively short decision offers important statements of Delaware law on contract interpretation and summary judgment standards.
In addition to nuanced aspects of Court of Chancery Rule 56, it will be useful for the practitioner to be aware that…
Chancery Addresses Appraisal of Preferred Shares Based on Terms in Certificate of Incorporation
Shiftan v. Morgan Joseph Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 6424-CS (Del. Ch. Jan. 13, 2012), read opinion here.
(i) Whether the Court may consider in an appraisal action a contractually required redemption event in the certificate of incorporation, scheduled to occur six months after the merger, in determining the fair value…
Chancery Applies Entire Fairness Standard to Sale of Assets Just Before Bankruptcy Filing
Encite LLC v. Soni, C.A. No. 2476-VCG (Del. Ch. Nov. 28, 2011), read 80-page opinion here. Prior Delaware decisions in this matter have been highlighted on these pages here.
One of the issues addressed in this ruling on two motions for summary judgment was whether “a person can purchase a claim for…
Contract Interpreted in Ruling on Summary Judgment Motion
Invenergy Solar Development LLC v. Gonergy Caribbean Sarl, C.A. No. 5455-VCP (Del. Ch. Nov. 28, 2011), read opinion here.
What this Case is About:
This is a rather unremarkable decision that addressed contract interpretation issues in the context of a motion for partial summary judgment and is included for its practical utility. …
Chancery Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment to Both Parties in Self-Dealing Case
Rhodes v. SilkRoad Equity, LLC, Del. Ch., No. 2133-VCN (April 15, 2009), read letter opinion here. Prior opinions in this case from the Delaware Chancery Court were reviewed on this blog here.
Kevin Brady, a highly respected Delaware litigator, provides us with the benefit of his following review of this Delaware Chancery Court decision.
On April 15…
Chancery Court Rules in Favor of Bank of New York Mellon Regarding Realogy Corporation Refinancing
The Bank of New York Mellon v. Realogy Corp., (Del. Ch., Dec. 18, 2008), read opinion here. This Chancery Court decision in favor of The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNYM"), involved contract interpretation of various documents in connection with an attempt to refinance. Both BNYM as indenture trustee, and the corporate issuer sought declaratory judgment on…
Chancery Distinguishes Contract-Based and Common Law-Based Fiduciary Duty Voluntarily Assumed
In re: Cencom Cable Income Partners, L.P. Litigation, (Del. Ch., Nov. 26, 2008), read opinion here.
This Chancery Court decision denied in part and granted in part Defendants’ motions for summary judgment involving issues of fiduciary duty and candor. (see footnote 1 for citations to three prior opinions in this case.)
Ryan v. Lyondell: Chancery Denies Interlocutory Appeal
Ryan v. Lyondell is a major Chancery Court decision issued about a month ago that has generated a substantial amount of commentary by experts and practitioners alike. A summary of the case and commentary by Professors Ribstein and Bainbridge are compiled here.
The newest development in this case came by means of a letter decision of the…