The Delaware Court of Chancery recently dismissed a derivative lawsuit asserting a Caremark claim for failure to adequately allege demand futility under Court of Chancery Rule 23.1.  The opinion, Pettry v. Smith, et al., C.A. No. 2019-0795-JRS (Del. Ch. June 28, 2021), provides a helpful roadmap regarding the assertion of demand futility under Delaware

In the recent decision of Rudd v. Brown, et al., C.A. No. 2019-0775-MTZ (Del. Ch. Sept. 11, 2020), the Delaware Court of Chancery granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ derivative claims in their entirety in light of an exculpatory provision in the corporation’s charter.

Plaintiffs’ derivative claims alleged that the company’s directors breached their