Judge Orders Abbott and Alere to Cooperate

A Delaware judge directed Abbott Laboratories and Alere to settle their differences over exchanging information on Abbott’s attempts to break its $5.8 billion acquisition of Alere, the Massachusetts maker of medical diagnostic kits.featured

Energy Transfer Claims Williams Sabotaged Ill-Fated Merger

Attorneys for Energy Transfer Equity told a Delaware court last week that the company’s failed merger with Williams Companies was killed by “extreme rhetoric” expressed by senior Williams executives and legal maneuvering by Williams in trying to force Energy Transfer to close the $33 billion transaction, not by Energy Transfer’s failure to obtain a critical … Read Morefeatured

Williams Cos. Lays Groundwork for Damage Claim in Failed ETE Merger

Williams asked the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn a June ruling enabling Energy Transfer Equity to terminate the proposed merger between the oil and gas pipeline giants, in hopes of building a case for a multibillion dollar damages claim. A ruling by the state appellate court has little chance of reconstituting the one-time $33 billion … Read Morefeatured


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