In this week’s New York Business Divorce we take a deep dive into the law of res judicata and collateral estoppel, tackling a recurring issue in business divorce litigation: re-litigation following standing-based dismissals.
Continue Reading Legal Déjà Vu: The Law of Preclusion and Re-Litigation of Standing-Based Dismissals

This week’s New York Business Divorce offers some “summer shorts” consisting of summaries of three recent decisions of interest including two by Justice Carolyn E. Demarest and a split decision by the Appellate Division, First Department.

Continue Reading Summer Shorts: Stock Sale Under Duress and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

Must a corporate dissolution petition name all shareholders as respondents? Does the dismissal of a shareholder’s prior lawsuit asserting derivative and employment-based claims preclude his seeking relief as an oppressed minority shareholder? These are the questions answered in a recent decision by Justice Orin Kitzes in Matter of Adelstein (Finest Foods Distributing Co.), featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Court Addresses Necessary Party, Res Judicata Issues in Shareholder Oppression Case Pitting Uncle Against Nephews

An interesting new decision by Queens County Justice Peter Kelly in a stock valuation proceeding wrestles with issue preclusion stemming from a bankruptcy court’s rejection of a proposed settlement involving the petitioner’s shares. This week’s New York Business Divorce explains.

Continue Reading Bankruptcy Court’s Ruling Does Not Establish “Floor” Value in Subsequent Stock Appraisal Proceeding