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Where Is Delaware Corporate Litigation Going?

Posted In Corporate Law

Litigation involving Delaware corporate law is undergoing major changes. Some commentators predict that Delaware will cease to be the favored forum for M&A litigation. While we disagree with that forecast, it is important to understand what is going on and how those changes may affect future litigation. There are two major evolutions and one more minor development that are worth considering. More ›

Superior Court Interprets New Jurisdiction Statute

Posted In Jurisdiction

JCM Innovation Corp. v. FL Acquisition Holdings Inc., C.A. N15C-10-255-EMD-CCLD (September 30, 2016)

Delaware recently amended Section 111 of the DGCL to confer jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery over certain actions arising out of asset sales. The intent was not to divest Superior Court of jurisdiction when the dispute was not really over how to interpret a sale or merger agreement’s terms, an area of Chancery expertise, but more of a straightforward asset sale. This decision explains that distinction.

Superior Court: A Secured Loan Transaction Only Conveys A Security Interest, Not Legal Title

Segovia v. Equities First Holdings, LLC, 2008 WL 2251218 (Del. Super. Ct. May 30, 2008).

This decision offers predictability to parties entering into straightforward secured loan transactions under Delaware law. It assures that a security interest will not be treated as a conveyance of legal title. And, it prescribes that if a party intends for a transaction to result in the conveyance of rights to the secured lender greater than a security interest, then that party must set forth crystal clear and unequivocal language in the parties’ contract.  More ›