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Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for its clients, various outside directors of Barnes & Noble Corporation, when the New York Supreme Court, New York County granted its motion to dismiss plaintiff David Shaev Profit Sharing Account's amended shareholder derivative complaint with prejudice. Plaintiff claimed that the board of directors breached its fiduciary duties of loyalty, good faith, and candor by facilitating the continuance of inadequate internal controls and issuing allegedly misleading statements related to such controls, costing Barnes & Noble millions of dollars. Applying Delaware's Rales test, Justice Melvin Schweitzer held that the plaintiff failed to plead demand futility with sufficient specificity and dismissed the amended complaint with prejudice.
The Paul, Weiss team representing defendants George Campbell Jr., William Dillard II, David G. Golden, Patricia L. Higgins and David A. Wilson included litigation partner Allan Arffa. Corporate partner Bob Schumer provided valuable corporate guidance.July 9, 2014