This excerpt taken from the C 8-K filed Sep 28, 2005.
FORM OF U.S. SELLING STOCKHOLDER COUNSEL OPINION
1. The Selling Stockholder has all requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver the Underwriting Agreement and to perform its obligations thereunder. The execution, delivery and performance of the Underwriting Agreement by the Selling Stockholder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Selling Stockholder.
2. The execution and delivery by the Selling Stockholder of the Underwriting Agreement and the performance by the Selling Stockholder of its obligations thereunder will not conflict with, constitute a default under or violate (i) any of the terms, conditions or provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation or by-laws of the Selling Stockholder, (ii) any of the terms, conditions or provisions of any document, agreement or other instrument listed as an exhibit to the Company Registration Statement and to which the Selling Stockholder is party, (iii) the laws of the State of New York, the corporate laws of the State of Delaware or federal law or regulation (other than federal and state securities or Blue Sky laws or insurance statutes or regulations, as to which we express no opinion in this paragraph), or (iv) any judgment, writ, injunction, decree, order or ruling of any court or governmental authority binding on the Selling Stockholder of which we are aware.
3. No consent, approval, waiver, license or authorization or other action by or filing with any federal, New York or Delaware corporate governmental authority is required in connection with the execution and delivery by the Selling Stockholder of the Underwriting Agreement, the consummation by the Selling Stockholder of the transactions contemplated thereby or the performance by the Selling Stockholder of its obligations thereunder, except for those in connection with federal and state securities or Blue Sky laws or insurance statutes or regulations, as to which we express no opinion in this paragraph, and those already obtained or made.
4. The Principal Genworth Shares are owned of record by the Selling Stockholder. To our knowledge, the Principal Genworth Shares are also owned beneficially by the Selling Stockholder and are free and clear of all adverse claims, options and other encumbrances.
5. Assuming that CGMI acquires the Principal Genworth Shares being sold to it pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement without notice of an adverse claim thereto, upon (a)(i) indication by the Depositary Trust Company (the DTC) by book entry that the Principal Genworth Shares have been credited to CGMIs securities account at DTC or (ii) DTCs acquisition of such Shares for CGMI and acceptance of such Principal Genworth Shares for CGMIs securities account (assuming in either such case that DTC does not have notice of any adverse claim) and (b) payment therefor in accordance with the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, (x) DTC shall be a protected purchaser of such Principal Genworth Shares, (y) CGMI will acquire a valid security entitlement in respect of such Principal Genworth Shares, and
(z) no action based on an adverse claim may be validly asserted against CGMI with respect to its interest in such Principal Genworth Shares. For purposes of this paragraph, the terms adverse claim, notice of an adverse claim, protected purchaser, securities account and security entitlement have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in Sections 8-102(a)(1), 8-102(a)(17), 8-105, 8-303 and 8-501 of the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in the State of New York.