- Seitz Ross, together with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, successfully defended a stockholder action in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeking to preliminarily enjoin Kinder Morgan’s more than $35 billion acquisition of energy company El Paso Corporation. The transaction successfully closed in May 2012, and the case was settled later that year.
- In Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. v. Vulcan Materials Company, Seitz Ross, together with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, successfully represented Vulcan in expedited litigation arising from two confidentiality agreements between the companies. After trial, the Court of Chancery enjoined Martin Marietta's hostile exchange offer and proxy contest for a period of four months.
Corporate and Complex Commercial Litigation
Seitz Ross is focused on corporate and other complex commercial litigation in the Court of Chancery and other State and Federal courts in Delaware. Our litigation portfolio includes contests for corporate control, “busted deal” cases, alternative entity litigation, defense of corporations, directors, and officers against putative class actions brought by stockholder plaintiffs, and special statutory proceedings. Seitz Ross attorneys also have substantial experience with complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, as well as high-profile family trust disputes. Our experience in these disputes enables us to handle all stages of such matters, from pre-filing counseling through trial and appeal.