Recent Delaware Cases Involving Controlling Stockholders

January 2012
Most publicly traded U.S. companies do not have controlling stockholders. Those that do generate a disproportionate amount of stockholder litigation, given the potential for the interests of controlling stockholders to diverge from those of other stockholders. In three recent cases, the Delaware Court of Chancery had the opportunity to dilate on some of the issues that often arise in transactions involving companies and their controlling stockholders.