Merger valuation disclosures were adequate. Chancery applies business judgment rule to breach of fiduciary duty action
The business judgment rule has featured prominently in a number of recent breach of fiduciary duty cases in front of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Under the rule, the court must not interfere in a transaction if a majority of the minority shareholders approved the deal and the vote was “uncoerced and fully informed.”
Court temporarily enjoins stockholder vote on board-approved merger where discovery revealed that board’s financial advisor secretly manipulated sales process to obtain lucrative buy-side financing fees.