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September 9, 2014 download PDF
In City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery held that the board of directors of First Citizens BancShares, Inc., a Delaware corporation with the majority of its operations in North Carolina ("BancShares"), did not breach their fiduciary duties by adopting a forum selection bylaw designating the courts of North Carolina as the exclusive forum for intra-corporate disputes on the same day that it announced that BancShares had entered into a merger agreement to acquire First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., an entity allegedly controlled by the same group of stockholders that control BancShares.