In re Caremark International, Inc. Derivative Litigation

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In re Caremark International, Inc. Derivative Litigation
by the Delaware Court of Chancery
Syllabus
In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation, 698 A.2d 959 (Del. Ch. 1996), is a Delaware Court of Chancery decision setting out an expanded discussion of a director's duty of care in the oversight context. The opinion was written by Chancellor Allen. — Excerpted from In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    

COURT OF CHANCERY OF DELAWARE, NEW CASTLE

698 A.2d 959

IN RE CAREMARK INTERNATIONAL INC. DERIVATIVE LITIGATION

No. 13670  Argued: August 16, 1996 --- Decided: September 25, 1996

Joseph A. Rosenthal, Esquire, of ROSENTHAL, MONHAIT, GROSS & GODDESS, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware; OF COUNSEL: LOWEY DANNENBERG BEMPORAD & SELINGER, P.C., White Plains, New York; GOODKIND LABATON RUDOFF & SUCHAROW, L.L.P., New York, New York; Attorneys for Plaintiffs.

Kevin G. Abrams, Esquire, Thomas A. Beck, Esquire and Richard I.G. Jones, Jr., Esquire, of RICHARDS, LAYTON & FINGER, Wilmington, Delaware; OF COUNSEL: Howard M. Pearl, Esquire, Timothy J. Rivelli, Esquire and Julie A. Bauer, Esquire, of WINSTON & STRAWN, Chicago, Illinois; Attorneys for Caremark International, Inc.

Kenneth J. Nachbar, Esquire, of MORRIS, NICHOLS, ARSHT & TUNNELL, Wilmington, Delaware; OF COUNSEL: William J. Linklater, Esquire, of BAKER & McKENZIE, Chicago, Illinois; Attorneys for Individual Defendants.

ALLEN, CHANCELLOR

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