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Rickard: Delaware Flirts With Encouraging Shareholder Lawsuits

Author: Lisa. A. Rickard | November 15, 2014 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard penned an op-ed in this weekend's Wall Street Journal about the Delaware's recent attempt to "prohibit corporations from protecting themselves against predatory lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

In The News Today - October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 | Insights

On a panel at the 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit held by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Allison Land, partner at Skadden Arps, commented on the emergence of fee-shifting for securities class action lawsuits, particularly in Delaware. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

An Uptick in Foreign Judgment Enforcement Cases?

October 15, 2014 | Insights

In a piece titled, "Recognition Comes Before Enforcement With Foreign Judgments," Legal Intelligencer's Paige H. Forster writes that the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has noted an increase in attempts by plaintiffs "to enforce a judgment rendered outside the United States." Read More »

Tags: Delaware, Pennsylvania

First Test of Delaware Fee-Shifting Ruling Heats Up

July 23, 2014 | Insights

Earlier this month, Hemispherx BioPharma Inc. adopted a corporate bylaw that would force the plaintiffs' in a pending shareholder lawsuit against the company to "cover the company's legal frees if they didn't win the suit." Read More »

Tags: Delaware

In The News Today - July 7, 2014

July 07, 2014 | Insights

Six insurance companies are suing an asbestos personal injury trust set up by a U.S. unit of Philips that the insurers "suspect has been making millions of dollars in fraudulent payments to parties that cannot prove they were harmed by the company's asbestos products." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Delaware, Texas

Delaware Legislature Delays Anti-Fee-Shifting Legislation

June 20, 2014 | Insights

In the wake of staunch opposition from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and other business groups, the Delaware legislature is putting the brakes on legislation that would prevent corporate "fee-shifting" bylaws in the wake of a recent Delaware court decision allowing such bylaws. Read More »

Tags: Delaware

Delaware Anti-Fee-Shifting Bill 'Helps Trial Lawyers, Hurts Average Shareholder'

June 18, 2014 | Insights

Proposed Delaware legislation would threaten the state's status as America's "default corporate law regime" and harm average shareholders, writes James R. Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Delaware

ILR's Efforts Delay Delaware Bill Prohibiting Company 'Fee-Shifting' By-Laws

June 11, 2014 | Insights

The Wilmington, Delaware News Journal reports that, "Opposition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was enough to delay debate on Delaware legislation written by the corporate section of the state bar association that would prohibit companies from making stockholders pay their legal bills if they file lawsuits against the company and lose." Read More »

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Media Highlights ILR's Opposition to Delaware Bill Prohibiting Company 'Fee-Shifting' By-Laws

June 10, 2014 | Insights

The Wilmington, Delaware News Journal highlights ILR's opposition to a proposed bill that would prohibit a private company from adopting bylaws requiring an investor who sues and loses to pay the company's legal costs. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Delaware

NY Times' Davidoff Examines Impact of Delaware Supreme Court "Fee-Shifting Bylaw" Ruling

May 27, 2014 | Insights

The New York Times' Steven M. Davidoff weighs in on the recent Delaware Supreme Court decision that allows a private company to, "amend its bylaws to adopt a provision that makes the loser in any shareholder litigation pay the other side's fees." Read More »

Tags: Delaware

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