• Delaware Law Weekly | On the Move

    Potter Anderson Partner to Speak on Corporate Books-and-Records Litigation

    June 5, 2020

    Potter Anderson & Corroon announced that partner Stephen C. Norman is set to serve on a webcast panel on "Emerging Trends in Corporate Books and Records Litigation," hosted by The Knowledge Group.

  • Buckeye Partners, L.P. v. GT USA Wilmington, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping | Transportation
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jody C. Barillare and Amy M. Dudash, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael D. Blanchard, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Hartford, CT; Julie S. Goldemberg, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jonathan M. Stemerman, Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Thomas J. Elliott, Frederick P. Santarelli, Jack P. Elliott, and Colin J. O’Boyle, Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., Blue Bell, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69000

    Injunctive relief granted to preserve the status quo ante and prevent defendant from resorting to measures to force plaintiff to capitulate before a court could resolve the parties' dispute.

  • Athene Life & Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie and Dustin Hillsley, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff Athene. Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs American Investors and Indianapolis Life.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant American Life. Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and William Carson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey B. Korn and Stuart R. Lombardi, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC; Joseph G. Davis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC.

    Case Number: D68999

    Breach of contract and tortious interference claims arising from alleged rights to surrender or reallocation value from corporate-owned life insurance policies were dismissed as unripe where the policyholder had made no effort to surrender or reallocate.

  • Weller v. Wilkinson

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Legal Services
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Hall
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69005

    The court granted the parties' motion to consolidate these two shareholder derivative actions.

  • Delaware Law Weekly | On the Move

    DSBA to Host CLE on Adapting to COVID-19 for Wills, Trusts and Contracts

    June 3, 2020

    The Delaware State Bar Association trusts and estates section is slated to host a webinar titled "When the Ink Must Be Wet: Strategies in Adapting to COVID-19 for Wills, Trusts and Contracts" from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Friday.

  • Fowler v. Pratcher Krayer, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Streett
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanford Fowler, pro se plaintiff.
    for defendant: Samuel D. Pratcher, III for defendant.

    Case Number: D69001

    Under the terms of a retainer agreement, a law firm was entitled to one-third of the entire settlement.

  • Guy v. City of Wilmington

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel L. Guy, The Law Office of Samuel L. Guy, Wilmington, DE for petitioner.
    for defendant: Daniel A. Griffith and Kaan Ekiner, Whiteford Taylor Preston LLC , Wilmington, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D69003

    Although a dispute about the validity of city council votes constituted a justiciable controversy, a rule re-quiring a supermajority vote for certain amendments did not violate the city charter.

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  • 77 Charters, Inc. v. Gould

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John L. Williamsand Brian C. Crawford, The Williams Law Firm, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Greg S. Zuckerand Michael B. Weitman, Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP, Uniondale, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68998

    Remote controller's efforts to amend operating agreement to benefit himself at the expense of another interest holder, without that interest holder's knowledge or consent, could give rise to a possible breach of fiduciary duty claim.

  • State of Delaware, Dep't of Transp. v. Pearson

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Jurden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin R. Slattery, Delaware Dep’t of Justice, Wilmington, DE for the state.
    for defendant: Lance Green, O’Donoghue and O’Donoghue, LLP, New Castle, DE for employees.

    Case Number: D69004

    Two employees were entitled to differential pay when they worked additional night shifts at the request of the agency.