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Prominent Delaware Litigator Francis G.X. Pileggi Joins Eckert Seamans In Wilmington
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. - Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott LLC, a full-service national law firm, has announced that Francis G.X. Pileggi , a leading Delaware attorney and law blogger, has joined the firm as member-in charge of the Wilmington office. Pileggi... Read More

DLA Piper: 9 Questions And Answers About Exclusive Forum Provisions For Stockholder Litigation
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by DLA Piper

By Ed Batts In light of Delaware case law developments over the past year, exclusive forum provisions are being increasingly adopted by public companies. What should you know about this complex but important area of corporate governance? 1. What... Read More

Complimentary CLE Webinar: Doing Business in China: A Legal & Business Overview for In-House Teams
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

China continues its ascent as a world economic power, rocketing to the position of #2 on the world business stage with an average annual GDP growth rate of 10%. Doing business with Chinese companies-or simply doing business alongside or in competition... Read More

Delaware Chancery Court Addresses Attorney Fees After Stipulated Dismissal Of Derivative Action
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Freedman v. Adams, C.A. No. 4199-VCN (Del. Ch. March 30, 2012). Issue Addressed The Court of Chancery addressed the standard for awarding attorneys' fees when there has been a stipulated dismissal of a derivative action which was largely mooted... Read More

A Failed Bank, A Lawsuit, And Some Interesting Questions
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Though 268 banks have failed since January 1, 2008, there has been relatively little litigation related to the failed banks, as least so far. For example, the FDIC only recently filed its first action against former directors and officers of a failed... Read More

DLA Piper: Delaware High Court Upholds Fee-Shifting Provision In Company Bylaw, Signifying A Future Sea Change In Corporate Litigation
Posted on 22 May 2014 by DLA Piper

By: Jay Coogan and John L. Reed The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that a Delaware corporate bylaw that requires a losing claimant to pay the legal fees and expenses of the defendants is not invalid per se , and if otherwise enforceable... Read More