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Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Court of Chancery’s Dismissal of Claim Relating to Alleged Violation of Stock Incentive Plan

In an order issued on March 6, 2015 in Friedman v. Khosrowshahi, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Chancery’s dismissal of a breach of fiduciary claim relating to an alleged violation of Expedia’s stock incentive plan.  The Supreme Court upheld the Court of Chancery’s finding that the complaint failed to allege any violation of the Plan because (1) the board acted on a reasonable interpretation of the Plan’s terms and (2) to the extent the terms of the Plan were ambiguous, the Plan expressly gave the board authority to resolve any ambiguity.

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