• Tilden v. Cunningham

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: E-Commerce | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chad J. Toms, Kaan Ekiner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC, Wilmington, DE; Ian S. Birk, Keller Rodr-back, L.L.P. Seattle, WA; Chelsea L. Mam, David M. Simmonds of Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for plaintiff.
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss, Michael A. Barlow, Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Daniel J. Dunne, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendants Cunningham, Chung, Dunn, Hooper, Huebner, Waters and Zappone. D. McKinley Measley, Lauren Neal Bennett, Mor-ris Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Cristopher B. Durbin, Jeff Lombard, Cooley LLP, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for defendant Ruckelshaus. Rudolf Koch, Diana M. Joskowicz of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Paul H. Beattie, Rimon P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendant GCA Advisors, LLC. Garrett B. Moritz, R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter L. Simmons, Michael P. Sternheim, Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants Cambridge Information Group, Snyder and Allen. Bradley D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, An-drew D. Berni, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Barry M. Kaplan, Gregory L. Watts of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for nominal defendant Blu-cora, Inc.

    Case Number: D68350

    Plaintiff in this derivative action failed to demonstrate demand futility, and even if he had, the court concluded he did not state a claim on which relief could be granted.

  • The GWO Litig. Trust v. Sprint Solutions, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Trade Secrets
    Industry: Retail | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard M. Beck, Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; John D. Byars, Joseph C. Smith, Jr., Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Steven L. Caponi, Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates LLP, Wilmington, DE; David I. Swan, Brian A. Kahn, McGuire Woods LLP, Charlotte, NC, attorneys for defendant and third-party plaintiff.

    Case Number: D68347

    Plaintiff adequately stated claims for trade secret violations and interference with prospective business rela-tions, but its conversion and unfair competition claims were duplicative of the contract claims.

  • National Law Journal

    Facebook GC Frets Over 'Election Integrity' as Midterms Loom

    November 02, 2018

    In the final months of his tenure at Facebook, Colin Stretch told lawyers at an ABA panel in Washington that his company recognizes "transparency" as a key to earning the trust of users and policymakers.

  • State of Delaware v. Love

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Social Media
    Industry: State and Local Government | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Witham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68325

    An administrative search was supported by a reasonable suspicion on the part of law enforcement, and de-fendant voluntarily chose to make a post-arrest statement.

  • Search and Social Media Partners, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation | Social Media
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen B. Brauerman, Sara E. Bussiere, Seth H. Ostrow, Jeffrey P. Weingart and Antonio Papageor-giou for plaintiff
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs, Heidi L. Keefe, Mark R. Weinstein, Benjamin G. Damstedt and Emily Terrell for defendants.

    Case Number: D68315

    The court granted a motion to dismiss as to a patent that was directed solely to an abstract idea.

  • Cedarview Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Spanish Broad. Sys., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Communications and Media | Corporate Governance | Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John E. Abramczyk, D. McKinley Measley, and Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Shireen A. Barday, Kirkland & Elliss LLP, New York, NY; Patrick J. Nash, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders, Matthew P. Majarian, and Haley S. Stern, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68295

    Court declined to dismiss breach of contract claim where there was genuine dispute of material fact as to whether defendant company incurred indebtedness in violation of certificate of designation with preferred stockholders.

  • The Recorder

    Musk Hit With Defamation Suit by British Caver He Called 'Pedo Guy' on Twitter

    September 17, 2018

    The lawsuit marks the second time this month that Musk's tweeting has resulted in a lawsuit following earlier securities suits based on his tweets about taking Tesla private.

  • Genedics, LLC v. Meta Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property | Patent Litigation
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Burke
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David W. deBruin, The deBruin Firm, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Leslie L. Jacobs, Jr. and Gabriela I. Coman, Rubin and Rudman LLP, Washington, DC, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: David E. Moore, Bindu A. Palapura, and Stephanie E. O'Byrne, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Craig Kaufman, Michael C. Ting, and Fatima Alloo, Techknowledge Law Group LLP, Redwood City, CA, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68271

    Motion to dismiss patent infringement complaint on grounds of non-patent-eligible subject matter denied where patent claims asserted sufficiently inventive concept overcoming obstacles of systems and processes by using existing components in more than conventional manner.

  • ChyronHego Corp. v. Wight

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: A. Thompson Bayliss and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter M. Stone, Paul Hastings LLP, Palo Alto, CA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: D. McKinley Measley and Daniel T. Menken, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Overton Thompson III and Joseph B. Crace, Jr., Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68247

    Contractual anti-reliance clause precluded plaintiffs from pleading justifiable reliance in support of claims of extracontractual fraud.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Tribune Sues for $1B in Damages After Canceling Deal With Sinclair

    August 09, 2018

    The lawsuit filed by Debevoise & Plimpton targets Sinclair's "belligerent and unnecessarily protracted" negotiations with regulators.