• Evans v. State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin S. Gifford, IV, The Law Office of Benjamin S. Gifford, IV, Wilmington, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: Julia C. Mayer, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D68560

    Misdemeanor criminal impersonation statute required the state to prove that the false identity offered and assumed by the defendant was that of a real, live person.

  • Schmelz v. Martone

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Insurance Law | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert T. Graney, Law Offices of Chrissinger & Baumberger, Wilmington, DE for third-party defendant Liberty Mutual.
    for defendant: Matthew E. O'Byrne, Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant Martone.

    Case Number: D68563

    Defendant did not have standing to pursue a counterclaim against plaintiff's insurer for indemnity or contribution in this personal injury matter, because she did not have a legally protected interest.

  • Dunfee v. KGL Holdings Riverfront, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Cooch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary S. Nitsche, William R. Stewart, III, and Rachel D. Allen, Weik Nitsche & Dougherty, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Joseph J. Rhoades, Rhoades & Morrow, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Martin C. Meltzer, Law Office of Martin C. Meltzer, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Catherine A. Gaul and Aaron P. Sayers, Ashby Geddes, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Mary E. Sherlock and Stephen F. Dryden, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Elizabeth C. Grabey, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Christina M. Belitz, Polsinelli PC, Wilmington, DE; Michael J. Logullo, Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Johan A. Elzufon, Elzufon Austin & Mondell, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael I. Silverman, Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68559

    Wrongful death claim not dismissed where plaintiffs could impose liability on defendants who conducted assessment of apartment complex's boiler system when the building's owner allegedly relied upon the assessment to not undertake repairs or replacement of the boiler.

  • Warren v. Amstead Indus., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Krasnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam F. Wasserman, Ciconte Serba LLC, Wilmington, DE for claimant.
    for defendant: Linda L. Wilson, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Wilmington, DE for employer.

    Case Number: D68565

    Employer failed to raise the issue of retirement in its petition to review a claimant's workers' compensation benefits, so the board erred in granting the petition on grounds not contained in the pleadings.

  • Bobcat N. Am., LLC v. Inland Waste Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Christopher M. Foulds, and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Goris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Andrew J. Wronski, Max B. Chester, and Andrew M. Meerkins, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David S. Eagle and Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; William T. Hill and Gregory R. Sellers, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68550

    Purchaser was entitled to redemption of its equity pursuant to business purchase agreement where parties' agreement expressly and exclusively conditioned redemption on failure of future business conditions to manifest when those conditions did fail to manifest.

  • Rowland v. American Biltrite, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ipek K. Medford, Bartholomew J. Dalton, Andrew C. Dalton and Michael C. Dalton, Dalton & Assoc., P.A., Wilmington, DE; Adam Balick and Patrick J. Smith, Balick & Balick, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Beth E. Valocchi, Joseph S. Naylor and Bryan P. Smith, Swartz Campbell, LLC , Wilmington, DE for moving defendant.

    Case Number: D68556

    Plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that a product provided by defendant contained asbestos.

  • White v. Preferred Inv. Serv., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Streett
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward J. Fornias, III for plaintiff.
    for defendant: E. Calvin Harmon, Jr. for defendant.

    Case Number: D68557

    To preserve public policy goals and protect the parties' due process rights, the court stayed this fraudulent conveyance action pending resolution of a related debt collection proceeding.

  • State v. Risper

    Publication Date: 2019-05-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stokes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D6846

    A search warrant was overly broad, because the state only had probable cause to search and seize tracking information con-tained on defendant's cellular phone.

  • Stump v. Town of Middleton

    Publication Date: 2019-04-24
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John S. Malik, Law Office of John S. Malik, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Rae M. Mims, Delaware Dep't of Justice, Dover, DE for the Criminal Justice Council. Scott G. Wilcox, Moore & Rutt, Wilmington, DE for defendants Branner, Iglio and Town of Middleton.

    Case Number: D68538

    The court declined to issue a writ of mandamus to require a hearing where a party had already pursued the extent of the grievance procedure allowed under a collective bargaining agreement.

  • Verbitski v. Diamond State Port Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-24
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph J. Rhoades, Rhoades & Morrow, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David Primack, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant. Mark Sposato, Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C., Wilmington, DE for third-party defendant.

    Case Number: D68540

    A landlord was not entitled to indemnity in this personal injury matter, because the employer who leased the property was entitled to the protection of the workers' compensation exclusivity doctrine.