• Snyder v. DowDuPont, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Judge Bibas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69828

    Family and Medical Leave Act retaliation claims failed where employee could not show that employer's decision to surveil employee on medical leave due to reports giving rise to suspicion of abuse of leave, or to terminate employee after surveillance provided evidence of such abuse, was mere pretext for retaliation.

  • Micro Focus (US), Inc. v. Ins. Serv. Office, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Insurance | Software
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: J. Clayton Athey, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Hugh J. Marbury, Kaan Ekiner, Ryan P. Bottegal, Cozen O’Connor, Washington, DC; Stuart M.G. Seraina, BaldwinLaw LLC, Baltimore, MD for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Brian R. Lemon, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Scott S. Christie, McCarter & English, LLP, Newark, NJ for defendant.

    Case Number: D69827

    Although one defendant lacked standing to assert breach of contract claims where it was not a party or intended third-party beneficiary of the contract as it did not exist at the time of contract formation, the district court could exercise its discretion to retain supplemental jurisdiction over remaining state law claims after having dismissed all federal claims.

  • Burkhart v. Genworth Fin., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer, David M. Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Edward F. Haber, Michelle H. Blauner, Thomas V. Urmy, Jr., Patrick J. Vallely, Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Daniel A. Dreisbach, Srinivas Raju, Angela Lam, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Reid L. Ashinoff, Kenneth J. Pfaehler, Carter White, Dentons US LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D69822

    Delaware Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act claims failed where plaintiffs merely sought to unwind allegedly fraudulent transfers, rather than to compel payment of a claim or secure an equitable right to payment.

  • Delmarsh, LLC v. Envt'l Appeals Bd. of the State of Delaware

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Abbott, Abbott Law Firm, Hockessin, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: Kayli H. Spialter, Delaware Department of Justice, New Castle, DE for appellees.

    Case Number: D69826

    Environmental Appeals Board properly interpreted statutory definition of "wetlands" as not being restricted solely to lands experiencing daily tidal flow, where the Wetlands Act expressly encompassed land features that did not necessarily have daily tides.

  • In the Matter of Global Safety Labs, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marc S. Casarino, Karine Sarkisian, Kennedys CMK LLP, Wilmington, DE for petitioner.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D69823

    Due to the lack of sufficient information in a §280 petition to determine obligations to post security, a winding-up company was directed to file a document similar to a bankruptcy "first-day declaration."

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  • Kaur v. Boston Scientific Corp.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Jones
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert J. Leoni, Shelby & Leoni, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Colleen D. Shields, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott LLC, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69829

    Court excluded expert testimony to the extent it opined about corporate defendant's state of mind or the reasonableness of its actions or attempted to offer a legal conclusion, since such testimony would usurp the fact-finding province of the jury.

  • Greentech Consultancy Co., WLL v. Hilco IP Servs., LLC

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Theodore A. Kittila, William E. Green, Jr., Halloran Farkas & Kittila LLP, Wilmington, DEs for plaintiff
    for defendant: Richard L. Renck, Duane Morris LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69825

    Implied contractual obligation in preliminary agreement to negotiate a final agreement in good faith was an enforceable contractual obligation, but summary judgment was inappropriate where there was a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendant acted in bad faith during the negotiations.

  • ADGS, LLC v. Emery Silfurtun, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-24
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christian J. Singewald, Kelly E. Rowe, White and Williams LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Kelly E. Farnan, Valerie A. Caras, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69824

    Claims dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction where no act or injury took place in Delaware, such that the court could not exercise jurisdiction over foreign entities under either a conduct-based or successor liability theory.

  • State v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2022-05-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Karsnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael H. Tipton, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Georgetown, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Benjamin S. Gifford IV, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69820

    Court did not err in finding aggravating factors that supported sentence, where evidence and colloquy testimony demonstrated that defendant had approached the victim and shot the victim in the back.

  • Coster v. UIP Co., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2022-05-17
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Max B. Walton, Kyle Evans Gay, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Newark, DE; Michael K. Ross, Thomas Shakow, Serine Consolino, Aegis Law Group LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Stephen B. Brauerman, Elizabeth A. Powers, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Deborah B. Baum, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, DC; Neal C. Belgam, Kelly A. Green, Jason Z. Miller, Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69814

    Board was substantially justified in approving stock sale that diluted equal stockholder's interest, where it mooted that stockholder's legal action that posed a risk of triggering termination of the company's key contracts.