Delaware Supreme Court Decision May Improve D&O Market

On March 18, 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Salzberg v. Sciabacucchi (a copy of the decision can be found here). The unanimous decision ruled that federal forum provisions (provisions in Delaware corporations’ charters requiring actions arising under the federal Securities Act of 1933 to be filed in […]

Trump and Lieutenants, Their Impact to Directors and Officers

The ABD Team recently hosted The Women’s General Counsel Network (“WGCN”), to discuss the Trump’s Administration effect on companies. The WGCN is an invitation-only group dedicated to supporting its high-achieving members through a peer network. The WGCN sought to understand Trump Administration changes currently in the pipeline from a health care perspective and a director […]

Securities Class Action Lawsuits: A thing of the past?

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. this spring with a ruling expected late summer or fall.  If defendants win, federal securities class actions could be eliminated in most circumstances.   This would materially reduce the exposure to directors and officers and insurance carriers providing […]