Main Menu

Court Of Chancery Enjoins Solicitation

Posted In Injunctions

Kallick v. Sandridge Energy Inc., C.A. 8182-CS (March 8, 2013)

This is an important decision dealing with a so-called "Proxy Put."  Briefly, a Proxy Put permits creditors to call corporate debt when a new board of directors is elected without the consent of the current board.  This decision applies the reasonableness standard of Unocal rather than the stricter standard of review of Blasius to decide if the Board has properly refused to approve a competing slate of directors for purposes of preventing a Proxy Put.

The Court carefully distinguished other circumstances where such a Put might be upheld, such as when a competing slate's election might cause immediate harm to the corporation.

Share

awards

  • US News Best Law Firms
  • JD Supra Readers Choice Award
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
Back to Page