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In re Pure Resources, Inc. Shareholders Litigation
Citation:808 A.2d 421 (2002).
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Unocal controlled a majority of Pure Resource’s stock. The two corporations had a business opportunities agreement which allowed for the competition between the two corporations, and Unocal having access to Pure’s non-public information. Unocal made an offer to purchase the remaining Pure stock, which included 90-percent ownership and eventual merger. The special committee which was formed voted against the offer.
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