Updating our recent posting concerning the enforcement of disclaimers of extra-contractual liabilities under Delaware law, in FdG Logistics LLC v. A&R Logistics Holdings, Inc. (Del. Ch. Feb. 23, 2016) the Delaware Court of Chancery held, in the context of a motion to dismiss, that any such disclaimer must be unambiguously expressed as a statement by the aggrieved party in order to be effective.
FdG Logistics arose out of the purchase of a trucking company by a private equity firm through a merger transaction. The purchaser alleged that the target company “engaged in an extensive series of illegal and improper activities that were concealed from it during pre-merger due diligence” and asserted, among other things, that the selling securityholders had committed common law fraud based on alleged misrepresentations in extra-contractual materials, including a confidential information memorandum and a management presentation.
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