- 04.28.2022Client Alert
Chief Judge Connolly has issued new form scheduling orders for Hatch-Waxman and non-Hatch-Waxman patent litigation as well as four new standing orders.
Morris Nichols attorneys William Lafferty, John DiTomo, and Matthew Clark contributed eight guides on Delaware litigation to Practical Law Litigation.
Designed for the unclaimed property professional and companies involved in Delaware unclaimed property audits and voluntary disclosure agreements, Morris Nichols’ Unclaimed Property Companion contains essential reference documents on Delaware and national unclaimed property law.
The Delaware Supreme Court’s 2021 decision in Brookfield Asset Mgmt., Inc. v. Rosson helped clarify whether stockholders’ financial and voting rights, diluted through a transaction with a controlling stockholder, constituted direct or derivative claims.
- 03.03.2022Client Alert
Today, the District of Delaware addressed the Court’s caseload due to the elevation of Judge Stark to the Federal Circuit.
Morris Nichols’ M&A Checklist summarizes key cases decided by the Delaware courts. Now updated for 2022 and available in PDF format, it is an essential tool for M&A dealmakers.
Four Morris Nichols colleagues contributed to the revised edition.
Tarik Haskins contributed the chapter on Delaware to a new Global Financial Collateral book published by the American Bar Association Business Law Section.
- 11.03.2021Client Alert
President Biden nominated Judge Leonard P. Stark to fill the vacancy on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit created by the departure of Judge Kathleen O’Malley, who will retire in March 2022.
Section 220 provides stockholders with a powerful tool for investigating corporate wrongdoing — one that Delaware courts have repeatedly implored stockholders to use before pursuing potential claims. Recent Chancery decisions suggest that defendants should not chalk up the fee-shifting decision to a one-off.
Morris Nichols’ Delaware Trust Law Companion is an invaluable resource for professionals whose practice involves Delaware trusts.
- 08.01.2021Bankruptcy Petition AlertMorris Nichols Bankruptcy Alert - Alpha Latam Management, LLC and Certain of Its Affiliates File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases in Delaware
On August 1, 2021, Alpha Latam Management, LLC and certain of its affiliates filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
In its 2021 session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) and the Delaware “alternative entity” statutes—the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (DLLCA), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (DRULPA), and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (DRUPA). The amendments to the DGCL, the DLLCA, the DRULPA, and the DRUPA became effective on August 1, 2021.
On August 1, 2021, amendments to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”) became effective that include a number of significant substantive changes.
- 07.12.2021Client Alert
On June 30, 2021, Delaware Governor John C. Carney signed House Bill 164 (“Trust Act 2021”) into law.
- Spring 2021Article
When implementing a plan involving the transfer of assets to more than one trust with overlapping donors and beneficiaries, prospective donors and their advisers should be mindful of the possible application, and implications, of the so-called “reciprocal trust doctrine.”
- 05.25.2021Client Alert
The District of Delaware issued a Standing Order today, stating that the Court will enter Phase 3 of its Covid Re-Opening Guidelines on June 7, 2021.