The Delaware Court of Chancery, in In re Mindbody, Inc. Stockholders Litigation, C.A. No. 2019-0442-KSJM (consol.), memo. op. (Del. Ch. Oct. 2, 2020), found stockholder plaintiffs successfully pled breach of fiduciary duty claims alleging that a merger target’s Chairman and CEO orchestrated an underpriced merger in order to achieve liquidity for himself, rejecting the proposition that such a theory is viable only under circumstances involving a “fire sale.”

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