Evaluation of Fairness Opinions
In a case involving a hostile takeover attempt, counsel for a target company retained Cornerstone Research and Professor David Stowell of Northwestern University to analyze the valuations prepared by the…
Mooney et al. v. Diversified Business Communications et al.
The Superior Court of Massachusetts ruled in favor of the majority shareholder, finding the opposing damages expert’s assumptions “not to be true.”
Bankruptcy Valuation of a Start-Up Company
Defense counsel for a start-up firm retained Cornerstone Research and David Smith of the University of Virginia to analyze the potential implications of forced changes to the firm’s capital structure.
FTC v. Wilhelmsen et al.
In granting the FTC’s motion for preliminary injunction against a proposed merger, the judge relied on the expert testimony of Professor Aviv Nevo.
In re Xerox Corp. Consolidated Shareholder Litigation
After the judge ruled in favor of a temporary injunction in the $6 billion merger injunction case, Xerox announced it would not pursue the deal and settled with shareholders.
Move Inc. et al. v. Zillow Inc. et al.
Cornerstone Research worked with an M&A transactions expert and a survey expert in a case that involved alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and counterclaims of defamation.
Allergan Takeover Bid
Cornerstone Research worked with two experts who testified on Rule 14e-3 allegations that a hedge fund violated federal securities law on disclosures in cash tender offers.
Cornerstone Research analyzed the competitive implications of the target company’s financial position in GE’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Alstom’s energy-related business.
Novack v. GSI Commerce Inc. et al.
Defense counsel retained Professor Paul Gompers of the Harvard Business School and Cornerstone Research in a case that involved two mergers.
Janet Baker et al. v. Goldman, Sachs & Co. et al.
Counsel for Goldman Sachs retained Cornerstone Research and Professor Paul Gompers of the Harvard Business School to value Dragon Systems at the time it was acquired by Lernout & Hauspie.
Theft of Trade Secrets regarding Internet Advertising
After acquisition discussions broke down between an Internet advertising affiliate network and the potential target, a web-advertising software company, the latter filed a complaint alleging that the defendants misappropriated information…
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