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Court Of Chancery Explains Discovery In Appraisal Case

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In Re Appraisal Of Dole Food Company, Inc., C.A. 9079-VCL (December 9, 2014) Appraisal actions are often described as a battle of experts. However, as this decision illustrates, that does not mean that a plaintiff is not subject to discovery, particularly over what he thinks is the value of the company. This is becoming more common as parties buy stock after a merger is announced in an attempt to arbitrage appraisal rights. The liberal rules of discovery apply to all, even the plaintiff who knew nothing until he decided to buy stock. Share

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