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Exclusive Forum Bylaws Gain Momentum


A growing number of Delaware companies are including exclusive forum bylaws in their charters or bylaws to ensure that if business disputes arise, they will be heard by Delaware’s Court of Chancery. Several state courts outside of Delaware have upheld the enforceability of these clauses, and there has been little negative shareholder reaction during the 2014 proxy season for companies adopting such clauses.

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Karen Valihura Confirmed to Serve on Delaware Supreme Court


Yesterday, the Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Karen Valihura to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court.

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The Judicial Selection Process in Delaware Ensures Excellence and Continuity on the Bench


In order to ensure that Delaware’s courts continue the tradition of superior corporate jurisprudence even as justices join and retire from the Bench, the State has crafted a careful and deliberate judicial selection process with a number of features that make it unique in the nation.

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Delaware is the Jurisdiction of Choice for U.S. IPOs


Delaware leads the nation in incorporating Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), according to data reported by the Delaware Division of Corporations in its 2013 Annual Report. In the past year, 83 percent of all U.S. IPOs chose to form their business entities in Delaware.

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Alternative Business Court in Delaware Gives Corporations More Choice, More Control


The Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division provides litigants with a flexible and fast-track approach to resolving disputes by judges with specialized expertise in resolving business matters and complex litigation.

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*The views expressed in these articles are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the authors’ firms, clients, places of employment, or employers, or to the Delaware Department of State or the State of Delaware, nor do they necessarily represent positions that the authors’ law firms or employers might assert in litigation on behalf of clients unless an article specifically so states. While the articles are intended to accurately describe certain areas of the law, they are not intended to be and should not be construed as legal advice. If legal advice or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.