Shareholders who suspect wrongdoing by corporate managers in merger or acquisition transactions may file a shareholder merger or acquisition lawsuit against the company’s directors. Plaintiffs usually commence these suits as shareholder class actions, but they may also institute them as individual shareholder suits.
Kohn Swift is a leader in merger and acquisition (M&A) litigation. The firm’s securities lawyers protect shareholders’ interests in corporate merger and acquisition transactions through M&A class actions.
MERGER AND ACQUISITION LITIGATION
SEC Regulation D sets out the requirements for the private placement exemption under Rule 506(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933. While other state and federal laws apply, raising capital through a Regulation D private placement can be quicker and more streamlined than a public offering as it exempts issuers from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
RELIEF IN MERGER AND ACQUISITION LAWSUITS
In merger and acquisition objection lawsuits, shareholders may seek injunctive relief to prevent a deal from closing or stop a shareholder vote until adequate disclosures are provided. If a transaction has already closed, the plaintiffs may seek monetary damages for the value they would have received had the defendants not breached their duties.