St. Clair Combs et al. v. Case et al.
Counsel for Grove Farm, a privately held company in Hawaii, retained Cornerstone Research and Professor Michael Klausner of Stanford University to examine the actions of its board in two lawsuits…
In a dispute over CEO compensation, Cornerstone Research worked with a labor economist to analyze whether a particular CEO of a privately held company was overcompensated.
Consulting and Noncompete Contract
Cornerstone Research worked with a finance professor to assess allegations associated with a consulting and noncompete contract granted to the CEO of a firm being acquired via a tender offer.
Turnaround Specialist Compensation
Bondholders of a bankrupt company retained Cornerstone Research in a case involving the compensation paid to a “turnaround” specialist who assumed the role of CEO at the company.
Evaluating Separateness of Parent and Subsidiary
A Fortune 500 company’s subsidiary was sued for allegedly contaminating the groundwater near one of its factory locations, thus causing property values to fall in nearby residential areas.
Challenge to a Cooperative’s Patronage Capital Policy
The members of an electric cooperative filed a putative class action against their own cooperative, alleging that it had acted improperly by failing to pay tens of millions of dollars…
Evaluating a Board’s Election Process
A prominent mutual-benefit organization was sued by one of its members, who alleged that the board had manipulated election processes and improperly modified the corporate bylaws to entrench itself and…
Green v. Nuveen Advisory Group et al.
Certain plaintiff shareholders, on behalf of a class, charged Nuveen Advisory with breach of fiduciary duty.
IBP Inc. v. Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods (Tyson), the nation’s largest chicken processor, broke off its agreement to acquire IBP, the nation’s largest meatpacking firm, and IBP subsequently filed a breach of contract suit.
JDS Uniphase Corporation Securities Litigation
Counsel for JDS Uniphase (JDSU) and several former executives retained Cornerstone Research in this securities class action in which plaintiffs sought damages of approximately $20 billion due to claimed violations…
Kahn v. Tremont Corp. et al.
In this case involving a related-party transaction, the plaintiff alleged that a stock repurchase plan inflated the price Tremont paid for stock in NL Industries.
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