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“Loyal” Directors in Delaware

In November of 2006, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion in Stone v. Ritter dealing with a director’s fiduciary duties in cases where the complaining plaintiff-shareholder is maintaing that her directors did not sufficiently monitor their corporate charge. (I refer to these “oversight” cases loosely as “asleep at the wheel” cases.) There has been some excellent blogging on the topic by Eric Chiappinelli, Gordon Smith, and  Steve Bainbridge.  Though I was in the middle of moving such that I could not blog in the middle of that wonderful Ritter blog-fest, I am now ready to stake my blogging ground on Ritter.

Read the full piece here.