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Court of Chancery Enforces Rights of Preferred Stock

Thoughtworks, Inc. v. SV Investment Partners, LLC, C.A. No. 1695-N, 2006 WL 1903127 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2006). It is often said that preferred stock has only the rights granted to it in the certificate of incorporation. This case illustrates that the Court of Chancery will not, however, hesitate to enforce those rights when the certificate of incorporation is clear. Here, the certificate stated that the preferred was entitled to be redeemed and to consent to an extension of the company line of credit. The Court enforced those rights.