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BR&B Files Class Action and Derivative Lawsuit Challenging Cheniere Energy's Compensation Awards and Proposed Share Reserve Increase

5/29/2014 - Barrack, Rodos & Bacine announces that it has filed a class and derivative lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on behalf of the public stockholders of Cheniere Energy, Inc.

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BR&B Attorneys Named to 2014 PA Super Lawyer List

5/22/2014 - Thomson Reuters, which publishes the annual Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, has named several Barrack, Rodos & Bacine attorneys to its prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2014.  Senior Founding Partner Leonard Barrack and partners Jeffrey W. Golan and Mark R.

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BR&B Clients in Group Appointed as Lead Plaintiff in DFC Global Corp. Securities Litigation

4/10/2014 - The Honorable Berle M. Schiller has appointed an institutional investor group including BR&B clients as lead plaintiff and has appointed BR&B as co-lead counsel in West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund v. DFC Global Corp., et al., Case No. 13-cv-6731, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Click here for a copy of Judge Schiller’s opinion

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BR&B Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Merger of Schawk Inc. and Matthews International Corp.

4/4/2014 - Barrack, Rodos & Bacine announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on behalf of the public stockholders of Schawk, Inc. against the company’s board of directors and controlling shareholders for breaches of fiduciary duties arising out of the sale of Schawk to Matthews International Corp.

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Decision Note: Delaware Chancery Court Finds Financial Advisor Liable for Inadequate Merger Price

3/7/2014 - In a recent noteworthy decision, Vice Chancellor Travis J. Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed the issue of aiding and abetting liability for investment banks in the context of a merger.  After a four-day trial in a case challenging the Warburg Pincus acquisition of Rural/Metro for inadequate consideration, the Chancery Court found RBC Capital, Rural/Metro’s investment bank, liable for aiding and abetting the company’s directors in breaching their fiduciary duties to Rural/Metro’s shareholders.

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Compensation for Republic Services Directors Limited by Derivative Action Settlement

2/19/2014 - BR&B served as counsel for plaintiff Frank David Seinfeld in Seinfeld v. Slager, a stockholder derivative action claiming that the board of directors of Republic Services, Inc. violated their fiduciary duties in awarding themselves excessive compensation.  After full briefing and argument on the defendants’ motions to dismiss, the Court sustained the complaint, finding that “[i]n reading the Complaint and the Stock Plan, I find no effective limits on the total amount of pay that can be awarded through time-vesting restricted stock units.

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BR&B Submits Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of Financial Economists Including Nobel Laureate Eugene Fama

2/5/2014 - In November 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Erica P. John Fund v. Halliburton, a securities fraud class action.  The Court agreed to hear Halliburton’s appeal of the district court’s decision to allow the lawsuit to proceed as a class action.  The Supreme Court is being asked to overturn the 1988 landmark decision in Basic, Inc. v.

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Court Grants Final Approval to $17.55 Million Fasteners Antitrust Settlements

1/24/2014 - Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted plaintiffs’ motion for final approval of settlements with William Prym Inc. and related entities, YKK Corporation and related entities, and Coats Holdings, Ltd.

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BR&B Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

1/21/2014 - Barrack, Rodos & Bacine announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Utah, Freedman v. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-00033-PMW, on behalf of purchasers of common stock of Nu Skin Enterpises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) during the period from July 10, 2013 through and including January 14, 2014 (the “Class Period”).

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Director Defendants Settlement in WorldCom Identified as "Turning Point" in Corporate Governance

1/16/2014 - In 2005, a month before the WorldCom case was set to go to trial, BR&B client, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, reached a settlement with ten of the twelve non-management WorldCom board member defendants.  The settlement required these defendants to pay money from their own pockets in settlement of the claims of purchasers of WorldCom bonds.  As noted in a recent book review in The Wall Street Journal, experts in the field of corporate governance view the settlement with the non-management WorldCom board members as a landmark achievement in

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