No Exit: Stockholders Fail To Grant Leave To Leave Delaware For Nevada

"Just when I thought I was out . . . they pull me back in"

In news that should cheer hearts in Delaware, the stockholders of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. last week failed to approve a proposal to convert the corporation from a Delaware to a...

Are Recent Delaware Decisions Causing Corporations To Look For The Exit?

Delaware's website boldly asserts "The DGCL [Delaware General Corporation Law] offers predictability and stability." I have somewhat waggishly observed, however, that you can read the DGCL cover to cover and still no very little about Delaware...

How Would Nevada Decide Moelis?

In West Palm Beach Firefighters Pension Fund v. Moelis & Co., 2024 WL 747180, at *2 (Del. Ch. Feb. 23, 2024), Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ruled that Section 141(a) of the Delaware General Corporation Law trumps most of the provisions of a...

Don't Be Caught Inquorate! Some Key, But Subtle, Differences In California's And Nevada's Board Quorum Requirements

California Corporations Code Section 307(a)(7) provides that a "majority of the authorized number of directors constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business". Thus, if the authorized number of directors is 7 and there are 4 vacancies, that...

Nevada Supreme Court Rejects The "Uncontrollable Child" Theory Of Parent-Subsidiary Relationships

Nevada famously limits directors and officers from personal liability. However, it would be an overstatement to say that Nevada is a "liability free" jurisdiction. For example, the Nevada Supreme Court recently held that directors and officers of a...

Federal Judge Finds Exception To Exclusivity Of California Dissenters' Rights Remedy To Be "Likely" Even Though The Statute Says Otherwise

California Corporations Code Section 1312(a) provides:

How The Mandatory Indemnification Statutes Of Nevada And Delaware Differ

Both Delaware and Nevada require corporations to indemnify certain persons against expenses (including attorneys' fees) to the extent that they have been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding.  See DGCL §...

Another Public Company Announces Plan To Decamp To Nevada - Is Delaware's Dam About To Burst?

The Delaware dam may not be bursting but there are signs that it is leaking.  In an earlier post, I observed that despite all of the talk, I had not found many recent examples of publicly traded companies reincorporating in Nevada. Recently, I...

Does Delaware Discriminate Against The Deaf And Hearing Impaired?

I recently addressed the question of whether the exchange of emails might constitute a corporate board meeting.  Recently, Professor Stephen Bainbridge pointed out that he discussed this question more than two decades ago.    He writes (and wrote): "To...

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