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April 2015

Lynda J. Grant was Selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in 2015

January 2015

TheGrantLawFirm, PLLC Settles American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Case

In January 2015, TheGrantLawFirm, PLLC settled a federal action arising from the merger of American Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. (“HCT”) and Ventas, Inc. for significant disclosures, ensuring a fully informed vote by HCT’s shareholders.

January 2015

Jorge A. Amador, a forensic accountant and lawyer, joined the firm as of counsel.

October 2014

Lynda J. Grant Selected as a 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Judge Moody Approves Settlement in Arbit v. Makrides, et al. (the “Bovie Medical” Case) 

On October 2, 3014, United States District Judge Moody, for the Middle District of Florida, approved a complex settlement of the Bovie Medical case. The Settlement provides Bovie with corporate governance and other benefits worth over $7 million.

TheGrantLawFirm Helps Settle Google Before Trial

On June 15, 2013, after over a year of litigation, and two days before trial, TheGrantLawFirm along with a team of three other firms, settled a complex class action arising out of Google, Inc.’s (“Google”) previously announced stock split and recapitalization.  The recapitalization would have allowed Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to entrench themselves in their positions indefinitely, among other things.  The recapitalization contemplates the issuance of non-voting Class C stock for each share of Google’s Class A and B shares.  The settlement is outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding which can be found by clicking below.  Under the settlement, shareholders could received millions of dollars if the newly issued Class C shares trade at a discount.

Court Approves $13.25 Million Settlement

On February 6, 2013, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Chancery Court approved the settlement of the action Forsythe v. ESC Fund Management Co. (U.S.), Inc., C.A. No. 1091-VCL (Del. Ch. Feb. , 2013) which provides for settlement consideration of $13.25 million.  The derivative action, which was brought by former employees of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and arose out of a 1999 employee co-invest fund, was primarily litigated by Ms. Grant for almost nine years. During that time, she won a books and records trial, beat a motion to dismiss and helped defeat a summary judgment motion.  The settlement was negotiated on the eve of trial.

The Grant Law Firm Files Against Titanium Metals
The Grant Law Firm Settles Mannkind

The Grant Law Firm, as one of the lead counsel, announces the settlement of the derivative action captioned In re Mannkind Corporation Derivative Litigation, 11-cv-05003-GAF.  The terms of Notice of Settlement and the Memorandum of Understanding can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Notice of Proposed Settlement and Hearing

Mannkind – Stipulation of Settlement

The Grant Law Firm Beats Motion to Dismiss in Bovie

The Grant Law Firm has successfully opposed a motion to dismiss the derivative action, Arbit, et al. v. Makrides, et al., 11-cv-02020, pending in the Middle District of Florida, on demand futility grounds. In the decision, Judge James Moody found that the allegations of the complaint demonstrated a substantial likelihood of liability against a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors for the wrongdoing alleged therein, and therefore that a pre-suit demand upon the Board prior to the commencement of the derivative action would have been futile. A copy of the decision can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Bovie Order on Motion to Dismiss

Lynda J. Grant recently published “The Gyntech Hypothetical: Shareholders’ Response” in the ABA Litigation Journal, Winter 2012. Click here to view the article