On October 16, 2018, the New York Appellate Division reversed an injunction that had stalled Fujifilm’s $6.1 billion transaction with Xerox for nearly five months and a completely dismissed all related claims against Fujifilm. The court’s decision in In re Xerox Corporation Consolidated Shareholder Litigation and Deason v. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. reaffirms the longstanding rule that a plaintiff must establish that a majority of the directors on a corporate board is interested or lacks independence with respect to a decision in order to rebut the business judgment rule.
Harvard Law School Forum
New Ruling on the Fujifilm-Xerox Transaction
October 30, 2018