• Camarillo Holdings LLC v. Amstel River Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Damages | Fee Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathleen M. Miller, Robert K. Beste, III, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Paul D. Brown, Joseph B. Cicero, Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark A. Castillo, Curtis Castillo PC, Dallas, TX, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68344

    Remand granted where face of plaintiffs' complaint failed to give rise to any federal cause of action and where defendants' potential defenses under federal law were ineligible to create federal question jurisdiction.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph J. Farnan, Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Amy K. Wigmore, Gregory H. Lantiere, Heather M. Petruzzi, Tracey C. Allen, Jeffrey T. Hanston, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dale LLP, Washington, DC; Kevin S. Prussia, Andrew J. Danford, Timothy A. Cook, Kevin M. Yukerwich, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dale LLP, Boston, MA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Arthur G. Connolly, III, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Neal C. Belgam, Eve H. Ormerod, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stamatios Stamaulis, Richard C. Weinblatt, Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC, Wilmington, DE; Karen L. Pascale, Robert M. Vrana, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; John C. Phillips, Jr., David A. Bilson, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; David Ellis Moore, Bindu Palapura, Stephanie E. O'Byrne, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dominick T. Gattuso, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68342

    Court rejected more restrictive construction of patent claims where intrinsic evidence indicated that patentee did not intend to apply different definitions when using term in different applications or to restrict measurement techniques to meet patent specification for active particles.

  • Praxis Energy Agents Pte Ltd v. M/V Pebble Beach

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Admiralty | International Law
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy Jay Houseal, J. Stephen Simms and Marios J. Monopolis for plaintiff
    for defendant: Michael B. McCauley, Frank P. DeGuilio and Kevin G. O'Donovan for defendant.

    Case Number: D68324

    Plaintiff did not have a valid maritime lien and was not entitled to detain a vessel in Delaware.

  • TMI Solutions LLC v. Bath & Body Works Direct, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: E-Commerce | Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy Devlin, Timothy E. Grochocinski and Joseph P. Oldaker for plaintiff
    for defendant: Frederick L. Cottrell, III, Katharine L. Mowery, Douglas F. Stewart and David J. Ball for defendant Nordstrom, Inc.; Denise S. Kraft, Brian A. Briggs, Nicholas G. Papastavros and Yasmin Ghassab for defendant Staples, Inc.; Beth Moskow-Schnoll, Evan W. Krick, Lynn E. Rzonca, Richard W. Miller and Chittam U. Thakore for remaining defendants.

    Case Number: D68316

    Plaintiff's complaint alleged sufficient facts to demonstrate an inventive concept, and the complaint stated a claim for direct infringement in accordance with the procedural rules.

  • 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.

  • United States of America v. W.R. Grace & Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Government
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Construction | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D680308

    The Internal Revenue Service was not entitled to equitable recoupment, but rather, it was bound by the plan confirmation order.

  • Mason v. State of Delaware

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Civil Rights | Employment Litigation | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Clement Handlon, Deputy Attorney General, and Adria Benner Martinelli, Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for defendants.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D680305

    An employee's complaint failed to adequately allege claims against a state employer for discrimination, retali-ation, or for violations of laws intended to benefit former service members.

  • Daniels v. Delaware Psychiatric Ctr.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Evidence | Government | Labor Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tomeka M. Daniels, Wilmington, DE, pro se plaintiff
    for defendant: Joseph Clement Handlon, Deputy Attorney General, and Lauren E. Maguire, Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D680304

    Race discrimination and hostile work environment claims failed where plaintiff failed to present evidence that adverse employment actions and hostile environment were motivated by plaintiff's race.

  • Wasica Fin. GMBH v. Schrader Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Automotive | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeremy Douglas Anderson, Michael J. Kane and Jason M. Zucchi, Fish & Richardson for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Mary B. Graham, Jeremy A. Tigan, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel, Brian P. Collins and Robert M. Fuhrer, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman for defendants.

    Case Number: D680309

    Plaintiffs were entitled to all inferences in favor of their infringement theory at the pleading stage, and alt-hough claim construction had not yet occurred, plaintiffs' amended complaint alleged a plausible infringement claim.

  • Bass v. Drace

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Civil Rights
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald F. Bass, Smyrna, DE, pro se plaintiff
    for defendant: Kenisha LaShelle Ringgold, Deputy Attorney General, and Ophelia Michelle Waters, Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D680302

    Excessive force claims failed where corrections officers employed force necessary to secure disruptive, recalcitrant, and armed inmate.