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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.


Lewis et al. v. Beall et al. and Rockwell International Corporation

Counsel for Rockwell’s directors retained Cornerstone Research and Professor Robert Stobaugh of Harvard University to assess and testify about the directors’ practices.


Department of Labor Investigation

Cornerstone Research was retained by the outside counsel of an electronics manufacturing company to assist with a Department of Labor investigation of potential breaches of fiduciary duty under ERISA.


DiFelice et al. v. US Airways, Inc., et al.

Defense counsel achieved a complete victory for US Airways, Inc., in the first post-Enron ERISA company stock case to go to judgment following trial.


Hecker et al. v. Deere & Company et al.

The plaintiffs alleged that Deere & Company (Deere) and the fiduciaries of the Deere Savings & Investment Plan and Tax Deferred Savings Plan breached their duties to plan members and…


WorldCom, Inc. ERISA Litigation

Cornerstone Research worked with Professor John Peavy of Texas Christian University, who testified regarding the viability of WorldCom prior to its bankruptcy filing in July 2002.


Holding Company Liability for Asbestos-Related Claims Against a Subsidiary

In a case involving asbestos-related claims, Cornerstone Research assisted counsel for a holding company which had acquired a homebuilder two years prior to seeking bankruptcy protection.


SEC v. Biopure Corporation

In litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Biopure Corporation (Biopure) and several current and former officers of the company involving its drug Hemopure, counsel for Biopure…

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