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Seller Loses Earnout Suit – No Strategic Buyer Bad Faith

Introduction The Seller got past a motion for summary judgment in its gross profits earnout lawsuit against its strategic buyer. See http://www.mk-law.com/wpblog/court-gives-pharmacy-seller-chance-to-collect-earnout/ for my earlier blog about the summary judgment motion. But, although the seller won the battle, it ultimately

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Strategic Buyer’s Refusal to Sign APA Authorized by LOI

Introduction The Mississippi high court held that an LOI gave a strategic buyer the right to not sign an APA. The deal The seller started operations as a Mississippi hospice in June of 2007. The founder and owner ran it

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Buyer blows merger extension deadline, fights $126 million breakup fee

Introduction A seller of a business may want the right to terminate a deal if a more attractive offer comes along; especially if the seller is a public company.  The buyer will often agree to this provided that the seller

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Seller of business had no obligation to subordinate its purchase money promissory note to buyer’s bank

Target is a business located in Palo Alto, California, which specializes in the electro-plating of metal components for industrial uses. In the spring of 2014, Seller (the sole owner of all shares in Target) was approached by representatives of companies

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Employee loses vested stock options upon sale of controlling interest in Employer

Employee is an executive with expertise in revenue cycle management and outsourcing phone calls and business processing services in the healthcare industry. Target is a Tampa, Florida based private company providing healthcare business outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing services to

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