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Delaware Supreme Court Affirms $7.1 Million Sanctions Award in Favor of Elizabeth Elting
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- February 13, 2017
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the court-ordered sale of TransPerfect Global, Inc. and unanimously affirmed the $7.1 million sanctions award in favor of Paul, Weiss client Elizabeth Elting. Elting and Phillip Shawe are the co-founders and co-CEOs of Transperfect, one of the world's largest document-translation and discovery-services companies. Since 2014, they have been in litigation in Delaware and New York over the control of the company. Elting is represented by Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel and Potter, Anderson & Corroon in the corporate-control battle. In late 2014, Elting tapped Paul, Weiss when Shawe revealed that he had secretly accessed Elting's lawyer-client communications. Paul, Weiss then uncovered that Shawe had attempted to destroy files on his laptop, had failed to safeguard and produce text messages on his cell phone, which he claimed was destroyed when it fell in a cup of Diet Coke, and had repeatedly lied under oath about his conduct. Paul, Weiss tried the two-day sanctions hearing and represented Elting in her successful post-hearing briefs and in defending against Shawe's sanctions appeal.