Manichaean Capital, LLC v. Exela Technologies, Inc.Annotate this Case
The Court of Chancery granted in part and denied in part Defendants' motion to dismiss Plaintiffs' action seeking to hold Exela Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries liable for an appraisal judgment, holding that Plaintiffs' claim for reverse veil-piercing was viable as a matter of Delaware law.
Plaintiffs, former stockholders of SourceHOV Holdings, Inc., were awarded an appraisal judgment reflecting their shares were worth in excess of what they were offered in SourceHOV Holdings' merger with Exela. The court entered a charging order against SourceHOV Holdings' interests in its subsidiaries to facilitate the payment of the judgment, but the judgment remained unsatisfied. Plaintiffs, in a parallel action, sought to hold Exela and its affiliated entities accountable for the appraisal judgment. The Court of Chancery dismissed Plaintiffs' claim for unjust enrichment for failure to state a claim but denied Defendants' motion to dismiss the reverse veil-piercing claim, holding that this equitable remedy was viable.