Mergers and Acquisitions

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U.S. Trustee Opposes AMR, US Airways Merger; CEO's Bonus Violates Bankruptcy Law
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The U.S. trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines Inc., on March 25 filed a sur-reply brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to the proposed $11 billion... Read More

Michigan Federal Judge Dismisses As Untimely Antitrust Claims Related To Merger
Posted on 7 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

DETROIT - Claims that a producer of oxidates monopolized the domestic market for oxidates following its purchase of a competitor's product line in violation of federal and state antitrust laws were untimely filed, a federal judge in Michigan ruled... Read More

Judge Refuses To Grant Preliminary Injunction Halting Planned Merger Deal
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge in Minnesota on Nov. 7 denied a shareholder's motion for preliminary injunction enjoining a company from completing a merger deal, ruling that the shareholder has failed to show that there is a substantial likelihood... Read More

Delaware High Court Affirms Class Rep In Suit Over Merger
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Court of Chancery did not abuse its discretion when it certified New Orleans Employees' Retirement System (NOERS) as class representative in an action challenging the acquisition of Celera Corp. by Quest Diagnostics Inc... Read More

Cornerstone Research Releases 2012 Merger And Acquisition Litigation Report
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

BOSTON - Shareholders challenged 93 percent of all merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that were valued over $100 million and 96 percent of all transactions valued over $500 million in 2012, according to a report released by Cornerstone Research... Read More

2nd Circuit Won't Reconsider Sirius XM Settlement Of Class Suit Over Merger
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 5 denied objectors' petitions for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc of the court's Dec. 20 order upholding the approval of a settlement of a class suit accusing Sirius XM Radio Inc... Read More

Shareholders Pleaded Material Misrepresentations In Securities Suit, Judge Rules
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against Transocean Ltd. and others have properly pleaded material misrepresentations in making the federal securities law claims against the defendants for alleged misrepresentations made... Read More

No Coverage For Successor Company Under Applicable Illinois Law, N.Y. Panel Says
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - No coverage is owed to the successor company of an insured for underlying suits alleging injuries caused by exposure to popcorn butter flavoring products because the trial court incorrectly applied New York law rather than Illinois law, which... Read More

AMF Bowling Seeks Approval Of $310M Loan With Credit Suisse, Merger With Bowlmor
Posted on 21 May 2013 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - Bankrupt AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. on May 18 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for authorization to enter a credit agreement with Credit Suisse Securities LLC with a total value of $310 million that... Read More

FTC, Hospitals Agree To Preliminary Injunction Halting Merger
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Mealeys

ALBANY, Ga. - A federal judge in Georgia on June 5 approved the terms of a preliminary injunction agreed to by the Federal Trade Commission and Putney Health System Inc., enjoining the further integration of Georgia hospitals (Federal Trade Commission... Read More

Dynegy Inc. Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Seeks Merger With Subsidiary
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Energy company Dynegy Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 6 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, citing liabilities greater than $5.13 billion and seeking joint administration of its bankruptcy proceeding... Read More

Policeman's Speech Not Protected, South Carolina Federal Judge Rules
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A claim by a police officer that he was demoted in retaliation for voicing objections at public meetings to a proposed police force merger fails because the officer's speech was not protected by the First Amendment to the United States... Read More

2nd Circuit Upholds Sirius XM Settlement Of Class Suit Over Merger
Posted on 21 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 20 upheld the approval of a settlement of a class suit accusing Sirius XM Radio Inc. of various violations in connection with the 2008 merger of the only two providers of satellite radio, XM... Read More

Bankrupt American Airlines, US Airways To Merge, Form World's Largest Airline
Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bankrupt AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines Inc., announced Feb. 14 that the boards of directors for AMR Corp. and U.S. Airways Group Inc. have approved a merger forming the world's largest airline, which will have... Read More

Pilots: Dispute Interferes With American Airlines Bankruptcy, US Airways Merger
Posted on 7 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A group of pilots for US Airways Group Inc. on March 6 filed an adversary complaint in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of AMR Corp., contending that another group of pilots should not be permitted to file a lawsuit in bankruptcy court... Read More

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