Post-Merger Appraisal Trial Win
The North Carolina Business Court judge found in favor of the merged company in this appraisal litigation.
City of Providence, Rhode Island, et al. v. BATS Global Markets Inc. et al.
The judge granted summary judgment for our clients, citing Professor Hendershott’s expert reports throughout his opinion.
Hussein v. QSI et al.
The jury awarded our clients a complete defense verdict in the first case involving a “holder’s claim” to reach trial in California.
Alleged Failure to Disclose Drug Safety Issues
Cornerstone Research was retained by a pharmaceutical company facing securities litigation after it withdrew a drug from the market because of safety concerns.
Vignola v. FAT Brands Inc. et al.
The judge denied class certification in this securities class action alleging omissions in the prospectus of a Regulation A+ IPO.
Financial Guaranty Insurance Company v. Putnam Advisory Company LLC
Our client secured a complete victory in a virtual bench trial over the performance of a $1.5 billion collateralized debt obligation.
New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
Citing Dr. Zenner’s testimony in the decision, the New York State Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff failed to establish that Exxon violated the relevant laws.
Class Certification Defense for a Foreign Securities Issuer
Defense counsel retained Cornerstone Research to assess plaintiff’s expert’s market analysis in a U.S. securities litigation involving a major foreign auto manufacturer.
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.
Kennis v. Metropolitan West Asset Management LLC
Following trial in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the judge ruled in favor of the defense, discarding claims of excessive fees.
Firefighters’ Retirement System et al. v. Citco Group et al.
The defendants prevailed on summary judgment on all counts in this case concerning a hedge fund’s failure.
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