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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank M&A

Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Delaware Test for Direct Versus Derivative Action

Litigation, M&A In a case arising out of the inversion transaction where Medtronic merged with Coviden, the Minnesota Supreme Court spoke on the proper test of determining when an action is derivative or direct in In re Medtronic, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.  The distinction is important, because derivative claims are subject to the demand and pleading requirements of […] Read more →

by   |   August 16, 2017

Another Working Capital Claim Fails in Delaware Because of Liability Limitations

Litigation, M&A In Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to permit the purchaser of a business to recover a working capital... Read more →

by   |   August 10, 2017

Court Considers Fiduciary Duties in Merger under Minnesota Law

Litigation, M&A The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota considered the application of the fiduciary duties of directors in the context of a merger under the Minnesota... Read more →

by   |   August 8, 2017

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Presumption that Deal Price is Best Estimate of Fair Value; Private Equity Buyer’s Price Deserves Appropriate Consideration

Litigation, M&A In DFC Global Corp. v Muirfield Value Partners, L.P. et al, the Delaware Supreme Court declined to adopt a presumption that in an arm’s length merger the deal price is the... Read more →

by   |   August 1, 2017