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DE Proposal to Prohibit Fee-Shifting 'Huge Win for Lawsuit Business'

March 12, 2015 | Insights

ILR president Lisa A. Rickard was quoted in Reuters regarding the Delaware State Bar Association's proposal to prohibit businesses in the state from adopting fee-shifting bylaws. Read More »

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ILR Responds to Delaware Fee-Shifting Proposal

March 10, 2015 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard was twice quoted in the media today regarding the Delaware Bar Association's backing of legislation that would prohibit businesses from shifting legal costs onto shareholders who file unsuccessful lawsuits. Read More »

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'Battle Lines' Drawn Over Delaware Fee-Shifting Fight

January 12, 2015 | Insights

Pensions & Investments' Hazel Bradford writes that "battle lines" have been drawn over a 2014 Delaware court ruling "that lets companies shift legal fees to investors bringing lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

Delaware Law Weekly Highlights ILR Opposition to Legislation Prohibiting Fee-Shifting By-Laws

December 17, 2014 | Insights

In a review of the Delaware Supreme Court rulings of the past year, Delaware Law Weekly highlights the court's decision in ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, which "upheld corporations' right to adopt fee-shifting bylaws requiring stockholders to pay all legal costs for unsuccessful lawsuits against the company." Read More »

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In The News Today - December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 | Insights

Apple Inc. was victorious after a federal jury decided yesterday that the company "didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Delaware

Will Delaware Chancery Court Provide Guidance on Fee-Shifting?

December 11, 2014 | Insights

Will a former stockholder's lawsuit against an airplane repair company give the Delaware Court of Chancery an opportunity to provide corporations with guidance on fee-shifting bylaws – or will the court defer to the legislature? Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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