In Pontiac Gen. Employees Retirement Syst. v. Ballantine (Healthways) [1], the plaintiffs  alleged that Healthways’ directors had breached their fiduciary duties by entering into a credit agreement with a “dead-hand proxy put” – that is, a provision that provides for an event of default under the credit agreement if the majority of directors on the board are replaced without the consent of the directors in office on the date of the credit agreement (or the consent of successors approved by such directors), without any room for existing directors to approve new directors if they were nominated in connection with a proxy contest. The complaint also alleged that, as lender, SunTrust should be liable for aiding and abetting such a breach of fiduciary duty.  
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