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Lock-Up Creep, Christina M. Sautter, Steven M. Davidoff Jul 2013

Lock-Up Creep, Christina M. Sautter, Steven M. Davidoff

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The article discusses a reported increase in the number of merger agreement lock-ups that have occurred as of June 2013, focusing on the causes of lock-up creep and its potential impact on the takeover market. It states that lock-up creep is a phrase that is used to describe a rise in the number and type of merger agreement contractual devices that buyers and sellers negotiate in an acquisition agreement. Attorney negotiations, bidders, and various legal cases are examined.


Segmented Settlements Are Not The Answer: A Response To Professor Squire’S Article, How Collective Settlements Camouflage The Costs Of Shareholder Lawsuits, Christopher C. French Jan 2013

Segmented Settlements Are Not The Answer: A Response To Professor Squire’S Article, How Collective Settlements Camouflage The Costs Of Shareholder Lawsuits, Christopher C. French

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In his recent article, Professor Richard Squire offers a provocative theory in which he claims the underlying claimants in shareholder litigation against corporate policyholders are overcompensated due to what he describes as “cramdown” settlements, under which insurers are forced to settle due to the “duty to contribute” that arises under multi-layered directors and officers (“D&O”) insurance programs. He also offers a novel idea regarding how this problem could be fixed by what he refers to as “segmented” settlements in which each insurer and the policyholder would be allowed to settle separately and consider only its own interests in doing ...