M & A Law Prof Blog

Editor: Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School

Monday, October 4, 2010

Airgas Courtroom Sealed

I'm very sad.  I wanted to following the Airgas/Air Products proceedings via the Courtroom View Network feed, but the parties and Chancellor Chandler had other ideas (Reuters).  

Almost as soon as the trial began, judge William Chandler sealed the courtroom as requested by Air Products' lawyer, Thomas Rafferty, of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

The move cut off a live video stream of the trial and forced into the hallway a crowd of lawyers who were not part of the immediate litigation teams, as well as analysts and journalists.

Rafferty made the request as he started questioning the first witness, Air Products' Chief Financial Officer Paul Huck, about the logic for combining the two companies.

If any of our readers are around the courtroom and have updates on the arguments, feel free to leave comments.



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