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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 11/12/2019 (Notice of voluntarily dismissal)

Filing Date: July 23, 2019

According to the Complaint, Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744.

This action stems from a proposed transaction announced on June 17, 2019, pursuant to which Sotheby’s will be acquired by BidFair USA LLC.

On June 16, 2019, Sotheby’s Board of Directors caused the Company to enter into an agreement and plan of merger with BidFair. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Sotheby’s stockholders will receive $57.00 in cash for each share of Sotheby’s common stock they own.

On July 12, 2019, Defendants filed a proxy statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Proposed Transaction. The Complaint alleges that the Proxy Statement omits material information with respect to the Proposed Transaction, which renders the Proxy Statement false and misleading.

This case was voluntarily dismissed on November 12, 2019.


Sector: Services
Industry: Retail (Specialty)
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: BID
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Delaware
DOCKET #: 19-CV-01374
JUDGE: Hon. Maryellen Noreika
DATE FILED: 07/23/2019
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/23/2019
  1. Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. (Wilmington)
  2. RM Law, P.C. (Berwyn)
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