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Case Briefs on Corporate Law

Case Briefs on Corporate Law

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Case Briefs on Corporate Law
Yin HuangSeptember 25, 2010
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Contents
1 The Duty of Care 5
1.1 Joy v. North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.2 Dodge v. Ford Motor Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3 A.P. Smith Manufacturing Co. v. Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.4 Katz v. Oak Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.5 Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland, N.V. v. Pathe Communica-tions Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.6 Francis v. United Jersey Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.7 In re Emerging Communications, Inc. Shareholders Litigation 81.8 Kamin v. American Express Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.9 Smith v. Van Gorkom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.10 In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation . . . . 121.11 Malpiede v. Townson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131.12 Gantler v. Stephens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.13 Lyondell Chemical Co. v. Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2 The Duty of Loyalty: Self-Dealing and Corporate Opportu-nities 16
2.1 Lewis v. S.L. & E., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.2 Cookies Food Products v. Lakes Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . 172.3 Hawaiian International Finances, Inc. v. Pablo . . . . . . . . . 192.4 Forkin v. Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.5 Northeast Harbor Golf Club, Inc. v. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . 202.6 Broz v. Cellular Information Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 212.7 In re eBay, Inc. Shareholders Litigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232.8 Tyson Foods, Inc. (Tyson II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3 Duty of Loyalty: Controlling Shareholders 24
3.1 Zahn v. Transamerica Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243.2 Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Levien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.3 David J. Greene & Co. v. Dunhill International, Inc. . . . . . 273.4 Kahn v. Lynch Communications Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 273.5 Levco Alternative Fund v. The Reader’s Digest Association,Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293.6 In re Trados Inc. Shareholder Litigation . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
 
4 The Voting System: Allocation of Legal Powers and ProxyRules 31
4.1 Charlestown Boot & Shoe Co. v. Dunsmore . . . . . . . . . . 314.2 People ex rel. Manice v. Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324.3 Schnell v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324.4 Blasius Industries Inc. v. Atlas Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334.5 Condec Corp. v. Lunkenheimer Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344.6 J.I. Case Co. v. Borak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344.7 Wyandotte v. United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354.8 Cort v. Ash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354.9 Mills v. Electric Auto-Lite Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354.10 TSC Industries v. Northway, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364.11 Virginia Bankshares, Inc. v. Sandberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374.12 Rosenfeld v. Fairchild Engine & Airplane Corp. . . . . . . . . 38
5 Transactions in Control 39
5.1 Zetlin v. Hanson Holdings, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395.2 Gerdes v. Reynolds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405.3 Perlman v. Feldmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415.4 Brecher v. Gregg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425.5 Essex Universal Corp. v. Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
6 Mergers and Acquisitions: The Legal and Business Struc-ture 45
6.1 Hollinger, Inc. v. Hollinger International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 456.2 Hariton v. Arco Electronics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466.3 Heilbrunn v. Sun Chemical Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476.4 Farris v. Glen Alden Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476.5 Rath v. Rath Packing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486.6 Terry v. Penn Central Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
7 Mergers and Acquisitions: Freeze-outs and the AppraisalRight 49
7.1 Leader v. Hycor, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497.2 MT Properties, Inc. v. CMC Real Estate Corp. . . . . . . . . 507.3 Weinberger v. UOP, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507.4 Glassman v. Unocal Exploration Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507.5 Solomon v. Pathe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

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