The Delaware Court of Chancery, in In re WeWork Litigation, C.A. No. 2020-0258-AGB (consol.), opinion (Del. Ch. Aug. 21, 2020), finds that company management could not withhold company privileged information from directors who served on a special committee of a company’s board based on management’s unilateral determination that the committee members’ interests were adverse to the company’s interests.
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Morris James discusses the decision in Chancery Holds That Management Does Not Have Unilateral Authority to Preclude a Director From Obtaining the Company’s Privileged Information.
Sheppard Mullin discusses the decision in Delaware Court of Chancery Clarifies that Management Cannot Unilaterally Curtail a Director’s Access to Corporation’s Privileged Information.
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Frank Reynolds discusses the decision in Chancery says management can’t exclude any director faction from attorney/client document discovery.
Cleary Gottlieb discusses the decision in Recent Decision Confirms Directors’ Right to Access Privileged Communications Between Management and Company Counsel.
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