Boilermakers Local 154 Ret. Fund v. Chevron Corp.

Plaintiffs, stockholders in Chevron and FedEx, sued the boards of Chevron and FedEx for adopting forum selection bylaws providing that the forum of litigation relating to the companies' internal affairs should be conducted in Delaware. The cases were consolidated. Defendants filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings on Plaintiffs' claims that (1) the bylaws were statutorily invalid because they were beyond the boards' authority under the Delaware General Corporation Law, and (2) the bylaws were contractually invalid and therefore could not be enforced like other contractual forum selection clauses. The Court of Chancery granted Defendants' motion, holding (1) the bylaws were facially valid as a matter of statutory law; and (2) the bylaws were valid and enforceable contractual forum selection clauses. View "Boilermakers Local 154 Ret. Fund v. Chevron Corp." on Justia Law