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Post date: Posted on: December 30, 2013

At Bloomberg Business Week, Joshua Brustein discusses's

Tags: Administrative Law, Commerce, Consumer Protection, International Law, Law & Economics, Securities, Social Media, Taxation, Technology & Law
Post date: Posted on: December 26, 2013

In The Ravenswood Investment Company, L.P. v. Winmill, C.A. No. 3730 (Del. Ch. Nov. 27, 2013), the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to grant summary judgment in favor of plaintiff on its claim that a corporation’s issuance of stock options was invalid for failure to obtain approval of the stock option plan by the corporation’s stockholders in a manner that complied with DGCL requirements regarding the dating of stockholder consents.  More specifically, plaintiff argued, based on Section 228(c) of the DGCL and the Chancery Court’s decision in H-M Wexford LLC v. Encorp, Inc., 832 A.2d 129 (Del. Ch. 2003), that the stockholder consent which approved the plan was invalid because it was not individually dated by the stockholder, but rather bore a pre-printed, “as of” date.  Section 228(c) of the DGCL reads: “every written consent shall bear the date of signature of each stockholder … who signs the consent….”  In H-M Wexford v. Encorp, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to dismiss a claim that stockholder consents were invalid where multiple stockholders executed consents all containing a pre-printed “as of” date.  The Court’s ruling in H-M Wexford v. Encorp, Inc. appeared to be based on a strict construction of Section 228(c):

Tags: Alternative Business Entities, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Corporations, Courts, Equity / Chancery, Fiduciary Duties, Securities
Post date: Posted on: December 6, 2013

The New York Times's Dealbook blog has news about Bitcoin fraud:

Tags: Administrative Law, Business Ethics, Commerce, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, International Law, Law & Economics, Legislation, Securities, Taxation, Technology & Law