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Court of Chancery Explains Fair Summary Rules

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In re Checkfree Corporation Shareholders Litigation, C.A. No. 3193-CC (November 1, 2007).

Exactly what needs to be included in a proxy statement for a merger vote seems to be a constant subject for debate. Only a "fair summary of the substantive work performed by the investment bankers" need be disclosed, not everything given to them. Moreover, when there is no competing bid, then to enjoin the merger the court must be convinced that a strong showing has been made of disclosure errors.



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