• Delaware Law Weekly

    IP Attorney Mounts His Last Production of 'Miracle on 34th St.,' a Del. Holiday Tradition

    December 13, 2018

    Started in 2004, the annual production features a cast of prominent figures from Delaware's legal community, who take turns reprising roles from the 1947 film starring Maureen O'Hara and John Payne.

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    Moore, Del. Supreme Court Justice and Seminal Voice on Corporate Law, Dies at 83

    December 13, 2018

    Former state Supreme Court Justice Andrew G.T. Moore II, regarded as one of the seminal voices in Delaware corporate law, died Monday at the age of 83.

  • Piper Jaffray, Inc. v. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Agriculture | Chemicals and Materials | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Lopez Schnabel and Alessandra Glorioso, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas P. Swigert and Phil Steger of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman and Benjamin M. Potts, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Judson E. Lobdell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68386

    Plaintiff adequately stated a claim for breach of the parties' engagement letter involving financial services, but discovery was necessary to determine factual issues.

  • Kennedy v. Law School Admissions Council, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Education
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68388

    Plaintiff did not specifically allege the citizenship of any of the defendants, so no basis existed for diversity ju-risdiction, and plaintiff also failed to state any federal claim, so the court lacked jurisdiction over any of the re-maining state law claims.

  • Delawareans for Educ. Opportunity v. Carney

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Education Law
    Industry: Education
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Tack-Hooper and Karen Lantz, ACLU Foundation of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, DE; Richard H. Morse and Brian S. Eng, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Barry M. Willoughby, Lauren E.M. Russell, Elisabeth S. Bradley, and Lauren Dunkle Fortunato, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; William W. Pepper, Sr. and Gary E. Junge, Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Dover, DE; Herbert W. Mondros and Helen Episcopo, Margolis Edelstein, Wilmington, DE; Adam Singer and Mary A. Jacobson, New Castle County Office of Law, New Castle, DE; Norman M. Monhait, Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68382

    State officials' motion to dismiss complaint alleging state failed to provide sufficient funding to disadvantaged students denied where Delaware Constitution's Education Clause required state to provide meaningful public education and judiciary was empowered to determine whether legislature's statutory scheme was unconstitutional.

  • Grabowski v. J.J. White, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary S. Nitsche and Katherine L. Hemming, Gary S. Nitsche, P.A., Wilmington, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: John J. Ellis, Heckler & Frabizzio, Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D68384

    The Industrial Accident Board was justified in finding a course of opioid prescription treatment was not reasonable or necessary where it failed to resolve claimant's pain and instead resulted in drug dependency.

  • Goggin v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Insurance Law
    Industry: Energy | Mining and Resources
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David J. Baldwin and Carla M. Jones, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Seth B. Schafler and Seth D. Fiur, Proskauer Rose, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Seth A. Niederman, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph Collins, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Chicago, IL for defendant.

    Case Number: D68383

    Exclusionary clause of Directors & Officers insurance policy applied where claims against former directors would not have arisen but for their formation and use of investment vehicles, of which they were managers/members, to enrich themselves at the expense of the corporation for which they were directors and the corporation's creditors.

  • Nederlander of San Francisco Assoc. v. CSH Theatres LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tammy L. Mercer and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mat-thew L. Larrabee and Benjamin M. Rose, Dechert LLP, New York, NY; Michael S. Doluisio, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Susan M. Hannigan and Sarah T. Andrade, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A., Wil-mington, DE; David B. Tulchin, Brian T. Frawley and Andrew J. Finn, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68385

    Res judicata and collateral estoppel did not bar a plaintiff's claims for a subsequent breach of contract, but plaintiff failed to demonstrate it was entitled to a preliminary injunction.

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    Craig Karsnitz Sworn In as Superior Court Judge

    December 12, 2018

    Craig A. Karsnitz left Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor to become judge of the Delaware Superior Court.