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"Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]


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The Rural/Metro decision was just recently handed down - and it's expected to have a dramatic impact on the viability of claims for aiding & abetting breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with M&A transactions. The panel will discuss these implications as well as the potentially broader implications regarding the so-called "Revlon" rules and enhanced scrutiny in change-of-control transactions.

Join these experts:

  • Kevin Miller, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP (moderator)
  • T. Brad Davey, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
  • C. Stephen Bigler, Director, Richards Layton & Finger, PA
  • Stephen M. Kotran, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Bill Lafferty, Partner, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Among other topics, this program will cover

  • What were the allegations in Rural/Metro?
  • What claims were settled?
  • What claims were dropped following trial as a result of post-trial briefing?
  • What was the Court's decision and reasoning?
  • What are the implications of the Court's holding on the viability of claims for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with M&A transactions?
  • What are the potential implications of the Court's decision for other Revlon claims?

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