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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Is Someone Else’s Purpose An Improper Purpose?

This post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation discusses Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster’s recent decision in Wilkinson v. A. Schulman, Inc., 2017 Del. Ch. LEXIS 798.  The case involved a stockholder’s demand for inspection under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.  Vice Chancellor Laster denied inspection…

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Delaware Inspection Ruling May Cause Yahoo! Inc. To Regret Not Incorporating In Nevada

In a recent blog post, Delaware lawyer Francis Pileggi discusses a recent ruling by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ordering Yahoo! Inc. to produce personal emails of directors and electronically stored information in response to a stockholder inspection demand pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.  Amalgamated Bank v. Yahoo!, Inc., C.A. No.…

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Shareholder Inspection Rights – Another Nevada “Advantage”?

Thanks to Kevin LaCroix’s The D&O Diary, I was alerted to a recent article by Boris Feldman, a member of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., in Palo Alto, California discussing developments in class action and other shareholder litigation.  Among other things, Boris notes that litigation under Delaware’s stockholder inspection statute, Section 220, has “caught fire”…

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