Morris Nichols partner RJ Scaggs is coauthor of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio, Derivative Lawsuits. The recently revised treatise, updated on a roughly biennial basis, explores all facets of derivative litigation.
The portfolio begins by distinguishing between direct and derivative claims and goes on to discuss some common requirements for derivative complaints. The statute of limitation for a derivative complaint is explored next, followed by discussions of standing and demand. Next, the authors discuss special litigation committees and multi-forum and multi-case litigation. Finally, settlements and attorneys’ fees and issues surrounding ethics and privilege are explored.
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R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Lauren Neal Bennett, "Derivative Lawsuits," No. 101-2nd Corporate Practice Series, Bloomberg BNA