The Delaware Supreme Court recently handed down a significant decision implicating several common defenses raised to a books and records demand made under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.  The opinion is AmerisourceBergen Corporation v. Lebanon County Employees Retirement Fund, No. 60, 2020 (Del. Supr. Dec. 10, 2020).

The decision is an

When a Delaware corporation is deadlocked and unable to operate as a result of dissension among its shareholders or directors, or has abandoned its business, what remedies are available to the company’s shareholders under Delaware law? Section 226 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) squarely addresses this issue.  Under that statute, any shareholder of

Section 225 of the Delaware General Corporation Law is an important and powerful tool for any shareholder, director or officer seeking to challenge the results of an election of directors of a Delaware corporation, along with the appointment, removal or resignation of any director or officer.

From a procedural perspective, a party seeking such relief