Paul Weiss Discusses Delaware Decisions Showing Renewed Focus on Board Oversight

Breach of the duty of oversight claims against Delaware directors are known as “possibly the most difficult theory in corporation law upon which a plaintiff might hope to win a judgment.”[1]  The plaintiff must successfully argue that the directors either “utterly failed to implement any reporting or information system or controls” or “having implemented such a system or controls, consciously failed to monitor or oversee its operations thus disabling themselves from being informed of risks or problems requiring their attention.”[2]  These “Caremark claims”—named after the Court of Chancery’s seminal decision in this area, In re Caremark International Read more