Dell Buyout Critics Seek New Market For Appraisal Rights

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Unfolding behind the scenes of the battle for Dell Inc. is a first-of-its-kind effort to help disgruntled shareholders make the most of their appraisal rights, and supporters say it could shake up the merger litigation chessboard.

The Shareholder Forum, an independent advocate for investor rights, is preparing to launch a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-registered trust that would pool appraisal rights, effectively creating a public market for any upside resulting from an independent valuation of Dell's shares.

If it works, it could make appraisal demands —...
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