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German Deal Activity Yields Roles for Large Firms After a big first quarter for U.S. M&A, increased transactional work out of Europe could be a boon for some top firms on the continent.
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Chancery Interprets Bankruptcy Code to Find Jurisdiction Over IP In a rare case, the Delaware Chancery Court recently interpreted the federal Bankruptcy Code to determine that it has subject-matter jurisdiction over a dispute regarding intellectual property rights abandoned by a debtor in bankruptcy in Spiro v. Vions Technology, No. 8287-VCP (Del. Ch. March 23, 2014).
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Exclusive: Ex-SEC Lawyer Speaks Out on Agency Failings Senior writer Susan Beck interviews James Kidney about what he sees as the SEC?s misplaced priorities.
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Chancery Issues First-Ever Arrest Warrant for Ex-W.L. Gore Scientist In an unprecedented move, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an arrest warrant for a former W.L. Gore & Associates research scientist who is alleged to have violated a court order banning him from working with competing companies. Legal analysts and attorneys familiar with the case said they cannot cite another instance when the equity court issued an arrest warrant since its formation in 1792.
In an unprecedented move, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an arrest warrant for a former W.L. Gore & Associates research scientist who is alleged t...
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$19.1 Mil. Verdict Upheld in Auto Accident Case A Philadelphia judge has upheld a $19.1 million verdict awarded to a man who had his right leg amputated above the knee as the result of a car accident.
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Finding the Right Chief Compliance Officer Fostering a culture of compliance can be a daunting task and requires just the right skillset.
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Laster's Sanctions Against Ex-Insurance Company CEO Upheld The Delaware Court of Chancery did not violate the due process rights of a former insurance company CEO when he did not receive a transcript of a hearing referencing a criminal contempt charge against him, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
The Delaware Court of Chancery did not violate the due process rights of a former insurance company CEO when he did not receive a transcript of a hearing ref...
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Cleary, Shearman on $1.6 Billion Ventilation Deal The Am Law 100 firms are advising on CPPIB's sale of an air distribution company to Johnson Controls.
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Entire Fairness, Revlon Standards When Control Group Is Involved In a recent opinion granting in part and denying in part a motion for summary judgment, Vice Chancellor John W. Noble provided guidance in Frank v. Elgamal, 2014 Del. Ch. LEXIS 37 (Del. Ch. Mar. 10, 2014), on what constitutes a control group in the context of a merger transaction and how the entire fairness and Revlon standards apply when there is a control group.
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Most Senators Quiet on Jurden's Potential Supreme Court Candidacy A majority of Delaware's state senators contacted by Delaware Law Weekly have remained mum when asked whether they would support Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden if she is nominated as a successor to outgoing Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs. However, senators who did talk about her possible candidacy were largely supportive.
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