• Price v. Pierce

    Publication Date: 2019-02-13
    Practice Area: Civil Rights
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Joseph Kassab, Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for defendants.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D68459

    Prison staff were immune from suit by an inmate, and the complaint failed to allege sufficient facts to consti-tute claims for civil rights violations involving retaliation and strip searching.

  • Pierce v. United States

    Publication Date: 2019-02-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alexander Ibrahim, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for the state.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D68449

    Defendant was not entitled to obtain relief from his sentence pursuant to subsequent case law, because he voluntarily consented to a plea agreement which contained a waiver clause.

  • Tolliver v. Highmark BCBSD, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-23
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/A
    for defendant: Geoffrey Graham, Grivner, Buchnan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68437

    Where plaintiff amended her complaint to include federal claims, defendant had 30 days from the amendment to seek removal to federal court, and defendant's prior motion to dismiss did not constitute waiver.

  • United States of America v. Cook

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Whitney C. Cloud and Lesley F. Wolf, Assistant United States Attorneys, Wilmington, DE for the United States of America.
    for defendant: Thomas E. Carluccio, Law Office of Thomas E. Carluccio, Plymouth Meeting, PA; Frank G. Fina, Law Office of Frank G. Fina, Plymouth Meeting, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68429

    The court denied a motion in limine where the evidence that the government sought to introduce was not intrinsic to the offenses charged in the indictment.

  • Polanco v. Amguard Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Discovery | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John S. Spadaro, John Sheehan Spadaro, LLC, Smyrna, DE for plaintiff;
    for defendant: Michael R. Abbott, Cipriani & Werner, P.C., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68414

    Because courts could take additional evidence to support a removal notice's allegations with respect to the amount-in-controversy requirement, the court could grant a removing defendant's motion for leave to conduct discovery on the requirement to oppose plaintiff's motion to remand.

  • LSF9 Master Participation Trust v. Tucker

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lisa K. Cartwright , Atlantic Law Group, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D68394

    The federal court lacked jurisdiction to hear defendant's challenge to a state court's decision in this mortgage foreclosure action.

  • Lampkins v. Mitra QSR, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Labor Law
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick C. Gallagher and Raeann Warner, Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard A. Barkasy and Daniel M. Pereira, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jo Bennett and Samantha Banks of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defend-ants.

    Case Number: D68389

    Genuine issues of material fact existed as to a former employee's claims involving constructive discharge and a hostile working environment, but she was not entitled to recovery under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Rosebud LMS, Inc. v. Salesforce.com, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: E-Commerce | Software
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard C. Weinblatt of Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC, Wilmington, DE and Cecil E. Key of Dimurogins-berg, P.C., Alexandria, VA for plaintiff
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld and Stephen J. Kraftschik of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68381

    Defendant failed to establish sufficient factors that weighed strongly in favor of transfer of this patent action to a federal court in California, so the court denied its motion.

  • Jiggi v. The Republic of Cameroon

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: International Law
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68378

    Plaintiff's allegations did not support the court's exercise of jurisdiction over a foreign country, and plaintiff failed to state a claim against two U.S. companies with regard to extraterritorial human rights violations.

  • VLSI Tech. LLC v. Intel Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property | Patent Litigation
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian E. Farnan and Michael J. Farman of Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Morgan Chu, Ben Hattenbach, Amy E. Proctor, Dominik Slusarczyk and Charlotte J. Wen of Irell & Manella LLP, Boston, MA, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld and Jeremy A. Tigan of Morris, Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE Wil-liam F. Lee and Louis W. Tompros of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, Palo Alto, CA, Mark D. Selwyn and Amanda L Major of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, at-torneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68365

    Plaintiff's forum choice was entitled to paramount consideration, and little overlap existed between this case and another pending patent matter between the same parties in another jurisdiction.