We thank Jessica Erickson for providing her derivative suits data; the law firms that provided us with information on option backdating suits; Douglas Campbell, Nathan Chuang, Mitch Fagen, Tim Gerheim, Jonell Goco, Caroline Hunter, Patrick Luff, Stephen McKay, Jose Mendoza, Alex Ruge, Cephas Sekhar, Li Weng, and, especially, Ji Min Park for excellent research assistance, and Columbia Law School, Oxford University, University of Texas Law School, and the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at Northwestern University for financial support. We thank Keith Bishop, Jill Fisch, Jeff Gordon, Colin Mayer, Tom Noe, Delaware Vice-Chancellor Travis Laster, and three anonymous JELS referees for helpful comments. The article has benefited from feedback at the American Law and Economics Association (2011 annual meeting), Canadian Law and Economics Association (2010 annual meeting), Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (2010), Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, University of Illinois Law School, University of Leeds Law School, University of Oxford Saïd Business School, University of San Diego Law School, USD Law Center on Corporate and Securities Law, Vanderbilt Law School Conference on Corporate Law (2010), and Columbia Law School Conference on the Delaware Court of Chancery: Change and Continuity (2011). We are grateful for helpful discussions with various corporate lawyers, including Randall Baron, Peter Carter, Travis Downs, Joel Friedlander, Stuart Grant, William Lafferty, Mark Lebovitch, Roger Magnuson, Joe Metzler, Ted Mirvis, Stephen Radin, Lee Rudy, and Bryn Valler.
Is Delaware Losing its Cases?
Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012
© 2012, Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2012, Cornell Law School and Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 605–656, December 2012
How to Cite
Armour, J., Black, B. and Cheffins, B. (2012), Is Delaware Losing its Cases?. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 9: 605–656. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-1461.2012.01268.x
- Issue published online: 6 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012