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Court of Chancery Permits Discovery for a Settlement Hearing

In re Countrywide Corp. S'holders Litig., C.A. 3464-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2008)

In this admittedly unusual case, the Court of Chancery has expanded the limited discovery available to an objector of a proposed settlement of a derivative case. The discovery includes the valuation of the derivative claims' value to the company. The Court also notes the potential privilege problems that may be involved.



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