Practitioners' Playbook: Men's Wearhouse Vs. Jos. A. Bank

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Among the many twists and turns in the year's most-watched merger war, a handful of homestretch moves by Men's Wearhouse Inc. in Delaware court — and a couple of bad bounces for target Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. — set up the suitor to swiftly seal a $1.8 billion merger plan after several months of fierce opposition.

The agreement, inked earlier this month, represents a stunning shift from a firestorm of criticism on both sides that had raged since October, when Jos. A. Bank launched an...
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