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Appraisal Rights Litigation Blog

Monthly Archives: April 2017

Private Equity Weighs Appraisal Strategy

Posted in Fair Value, Number of Appraisal Rights Filings, Private Equity

This piece by Law360, “Appraisal Actions May Be The Next Frontier For PE Shops,” discusses a range of reactions to the closely watched rulings in the DFC Global and Dell appraisal cases currently on appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.  Some commentators see the appraisal strategy becoming more attractive to private equity funds as the… Continue Reading

Understanding DTCC and Share Ownership – An ABA Business Law Program

Posted in Appraisal Conditions, Continuous Holder Requirement, Share-Tracing Not Required

The ABA Business Law Section, Spring Meeting, shared this presentation, laying out some useful information regarding the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. The material is of particular relevance to those interested in appraisal rights; the continuous holder requirement – which requires appraisal seekers to have continuously held their stock from the time of making their… Continue Reading

Will Appraisal Benefit From Blockchain?

Posted in Appraisal Conditions, Continuous Holder Requirement, Share-Tracing Not Required

Blockchain: The idea of distributed ledger technology – usually associated with “cryptocurrency” like bitcoin – may be coming to the world of appraisal rights in the near future. As reported by Bloomberg BNA, Delaware’s legislature is considering facilitating the use of blockchain technology with respect to share ownership. As recent cases have shown, pursuit of appraisal rights… Continue Reading