Increased Judicial Scrutiny of Non-Monetary Settlements of Merger Litigation Threatens Business Model of Some Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Professionals Meeting (b&w)

In recent years, the percentage of corporate mergers and acquisitions challenged through stockholder litigation has more than doubled. In 2007, 44% of deals valued over $100 million were the subject of stockholder lawsuits; by 2014, the number was 93%.[1] Merger litigation has become both reflexive and ubiquitous; plaintiffs’ lawyers often file complaints on behalf of

Innovation in Philadelphia: Part Two of a Conversation Between Ajay Raju and Christopher Wink

Philadelphia Skyscrapers

On Friday, May 15, Ajay Raju (TEMPLE ’92; LAW ’96), Executive Chairman and CEO of Dilworth Paxson, LLP, and Christopher Wink (CLA ’08), co-founder of Technical.ly, met for a wide-ranging conversation about technology and innovation in Philadelphia. Jonathan Lipson, the Harold E. Kohn Chair and Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law,

Innovation in Philadelphia: A Conversation Between Ajay Raju and Christopher Wink

Philadelphia Skyscrapers

On Friday, May 15, Ajay Raju (TEMPLE ’92; LAW ’96), Executive Chairman and CEO of Dilworth Paxson, LLP, and Christopher Wink (CLA ’08), co-founder of Technical.ly, met for a wide-ranging conversation about technology and innovation in Philadelphia. Jonathan Lipson, the Harold E. Kohn Chair and Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of

The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act: 5 Considerations for a Practitioner

In response to the request by Delaware’s corporate citizenry for a modern and useful arbitration statute, in April 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law a new and modern approach to the arbitration process: the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (the “DRAA”).[1] The DRAA returns arbitration to its long-lost roots: speedy, efficient and binding resolution

Gambling on Revel Casino

Revel Casino

The failure of Revel Casino is in many ways the failure of Atlantic City. Simply, there were too many casinos, not enough customers. Prior to competition from Delaware, New York, and most notably Pennsylvania, the Atlantic City market reached a high point in 2006 with gaming revenue of $5.2 billion. By 2014, that number had

Theory of the Deal: Negotiating Simulated Business Transactions

Temple Law LawMeet 2015

This February, Temple Law sent a team coached by Professors Ed Ellers and Jonathan Lipson to the National Transactional LawMeet Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York. The Transactional LawMeet places dozens of law school teams in the role of counsel tasked with negotiating a simulated business transaction. This year,