Header graphic for print
Appraisal Rights Litigation Blog

Category Archives: Continuous Holder Requirement

Subscribe to Continuous Holder Requirement RSS Feed

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

Delaware Chancery Court (Reluctantly) Dismisses Appraisal Challenge Based on Re-titled Stock Certificates

Posted in Appraisal Arbitrage, Consummation of Merger, Continuous Holder Requirement, Notice of Demand for Appraisal, Record Date

The Chancery Court granted summary judgment in favor of Dell against a number of stockholders who duly noticed their appraisal demands but whose stock certificates had been retitled before the effective date of the merger to their own custodians’ nominees. As is typical for an appraisal challenge, DTC certificated the dissenting stockholders’ shares into the… Continue Reading