The Delaware Court of Chancery, in Deborah Pettry, et al. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc., C.A. No. 2020-0132-KSJM, memo. op. (Del. Ch. Nov. 24, 2020), in a books and records action under 8 Del. C. § 220, entered judgment in stockholder plaintiffs’ favor, finding defendant company’s defenses, described as “over-aggressive,” as baseless, and invited plaintiffs to move for an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in seeking inspection.

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Goodwin discusses the decision in Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Against Gilead in Books and Records Action.

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