WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, following a motion from TransPerfect alleging “bad faith” fees from attorneys at Skadden Arps, the company’s court-ordered Custodian, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware renewed calls for transparency and access to today’s hearing scheduled on the case. The calls originally came as outgoing Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Chancery Court is set to hear oral arguments in the TransPerfect case without a Zoom link for affected employees to observe and participate in the hearing.
The lack of transparency comes despite courtroom protocols implemented on June 8, 2020 stating that “the Court of Chancery will continue to conduct hearings telephonically or using video technology whenever it is practicable to do so at the discretion of the presiding judge.” Now, with a new motion alleging “bad faith” from Skadden Arps, it is clearer than ever that transparency and accountability are absolutely essential to guarantee justice in the case. CPBD is calling on Bouchard and the court to provide a public Zoom link to remedy the disturbing lack of transparency on display.
Said Chris Coffey, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager, “The lack of transparency in Bouchard’s Chancery Court has always been disturbing, but to continue denying access even as the Court-appointed Custodian is accused of ‘bad faith’ fees is particularly egregious. How will TransPerfect employees know the case is being heard in good faith with no way to observe or participate in such a momentous hearing? Employees deserve better than a Court that continues to ignore those whose lives their decisions impact. Hopefully, a new Chancellor can restore the reputation of a court which has become synonymous with bad faith and lack of transparency.”