• Delaware Law Weekly

    Major Del. Supreme Court Win Highlights 'Gangbusters' 2018 for Paul Weiss

    March 18, 2019

    A precedent-setting victory on behalf of Fresenius SE & Co. was among the high points for Paul Weiss in a year that propelled the firm closer to the elusive Wachtell in the stratosphere of partner profits.

  • Corporate Counsel

    Tesla, CBS and United See New General Counsel: February 2019 In-House Moves

    February 28, 2019

    A roundup of major in-house moves occurring in February.

  • State of Delaware v. Purdue Pharma L.P.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-20
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals | Retail
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan P. Newell, Shaun Michael Kelly and Kyle Evans Gay of Connolly Gallagher, LLP; Richard W. Fields of Fields PLLC; Scott W. Gilbert, Richard Shore, Mark A. Packman, Jenna A. Hudson, Michael B. Rush, Monique T. Abrishami and Richard J. Leveridge, Gilbert LLP, Washington, DC; Kathleen Jen-nings, attorney general, and Michael Vild and Michelle Whalen, Delaware Dep't of Justice for the state.
    for defendant: Brian D. Tome and Kelly E. Rowe, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, PC, Wilmington, DE; Mark S. Cheffo, Hay-den A. Coleman, Debra D. O'Gorman and Judy L. Leone, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant Purdue Pharma. Michael P. Kelly, Steven P. Wood, Daniel J. Brown and Hayley J. Reese, McCarter & English, Wilmington, DE; John A. Freedman and Sean O. Morris, Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant Endo Pharmaceuticals. Kevin B. Collins, Katherine B. Shaffer and Neil K. Roman, Covington & Burling, New York, NY; A. Thompson Bayliss, Michael A. Barlow, Sarah E. Delia, David A. Seal and Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss, Wilmington, DE for defendant McKesson Corp. David A. Felice, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Wilmington, DE, Steven Pyser, Ashley W. Hardin and Joshua D. Tully, Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC for defendant Cardinal Health. Jennifer C. Wasson, Jesse L. Noa and Carla M. Jones, Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Louis W. Schack, Shan-non E. McClure and Neil A. Hlawatsch of Reed Smith LLP for defendant AmerisourceBergen. Jami B. Nimeroff, Brown, Garry, Nimeroff, Wilmington, DE; James W. Matthews, Katy E. Koski, Jaclyn V. Piltch and Redi Kasollja, Foley & Lardner, Boston, MA for defendant Anda Pharmaceuticals. Thomas E. Han-son and Oni N. Harton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE and Indianapolis, IN for defendant H.D. Smith LLC. Daniel B. Rath, Rebecca L. Butcher and Jennifer L. Cree, Landis, Rath & Cobb LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric R. Delinsky, Alexandra W. Miller and R. Miles Clark, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Washington, DC for defendant CVS Health Corp. Beth Moskow-Schnoll, William Burton and Elizabeth A. Sloan, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kaspar J. Stoffelmayr, Katherine M. Swift and Alex J. Har-ris, Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO for defendant Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

    Case Number: D68469

    The state adequately alleged claims against manufacturers and distributors of opioids, but the court dismissed public nuisance, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment claims.

  • Cardona v. Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-20
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Manufacturing | Retail
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rennie
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. Boswell, Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC; Brian D. Kent and Samuel I. Reich, Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Thomas J. Gerard and Bradley D. Remick, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Kenneth M. Doss, Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss, P.A. for defendants.

    Case Number: D68463

    Court could exercise personal jurisdiction over foreign manufacturer in products liability claim where it took affirmative steps, including formation of a domestic subsidiary, to place its products in the stream of commerce within the state, which led to plaintiff's alleged injury in the state.

  • The American Lawyer

    The RFP Process Is Broken. Here's How It Might Get Fixed.

    January 07, 2019

    RFPs have swept the legal market, but they are causing pain for law departments and law firms alike. If they are here to stay, what needs to change?

  • LendUS, LLC v. Goede

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen L. Caponi and Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard M. Beck and Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; Clifford A. Wolff, Wolff Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL; David K. Stein, Bricker & Eckler, Columbus, OH for defendants.

    Case Number: D68408

    Pro hac vice admission terminated and sanctions imposed where counsel's conduct demonstrated a settled intent to intimidate deposition witnesses and harass opposing counsel, reflecting conduct unbecoming an attorney.

  • Terramar Retail Centers, LLC v. Marion #2-Seaport Trust U/A/D June 21, 2002

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth J. Nachbar, Lauren Neal Bennett and Coleen W. Hill, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff
    for defendant: Thad J. Bracegirdle of Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle, LLC; Ben D. Whitwell and Melissa C. McLaughlin, Venable LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68401

    Defendant's refusal to timely comply with document production was not justified.

  • Law.com

    In Memoriam: Influential Lawyers We Lost in 2018

    December 21, 2018

    Here are some of the prominent faces in the legal industry whose impact helped shape the profession.

  • Franco v. Acme Markets, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary S. Nitsche and William Stewart, III of Gary S. Nitsche, P.A., Wilmington, DE, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Michael J. Logullo of Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorney for defendant.

    Case Number: D68360

    Defendant's motion to dismiss denied where plaintiffs filed an amended complaint adding defendant as a party within 120 days of the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations and therefore could assert their claims against defendant under the relation back doctrine.

  • Wigginton v. Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Automotive | Legal Services | Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian E. Farnan and Michael J. Farnan of Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Phillip Kim of The Rosen Law Firm, P.A., New York, NY; Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer and David M. Sborz of Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Ira M. Press, David A. Bishop and Thomas E. Elrod of Kirby Mcinerney LLP, New York, NY; Jeffrey M. Gorris and Christopher P. Quinn of Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Danielle S. Myers of Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; P. Bradford deLeeuw of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A.; Naumon A. Amjed, Darren J. Check and Ryan T. Degnan of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Samuel A. Nolen and Katharine L. Mowrey of Richards Layton & Finger, P.A.; Douglas P. Baumstein and Susan L. Grace of White & Case LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68351

    Institutional investor with largest financial interest in putative securities fraud class action was entitled to presumption as lead plaintiff despite falling afoul of the 5-in-3 Rule due to the statutory preference for institutional investors serving as lead plaintiffs in securities class actions.