• 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.

  • Delawareans for Educ. Opportunity v. Carney

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Education Law
    Industry: Education
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Tack-Hooper and Karen Lantz, ACLU Foundation of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, DE; Richard H. Morse and Brian S. Eng, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Barry M. Willoughby, Lauren E.M. Russell, Elisabeth S. Bradley, and Lauren Dunkle Fortunato, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; William W. Pepper, Sr. and Gary E. Junge, Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Dover, DE; Herbert W. Mondros and Helen Episcopo, Margolis Edelstein, Wilmington, DE; Adam Singer and Mary A. Jacobson, New Castle County Office of Law, New Castle, DE; Norman M. Monhait, Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68382

    State officials' motion to dismiss complaint alleging state failed to provide sufficient funding to disadvantaged students denied where Delaware Constitution's Education Clause required state to provide meaningful public education and judiciary was empowered to determine whether legislature's statutory scheme was unconstitutional.

  • Delawareans for Educ. Opportunity v. Carney

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Real Estate | Tax
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Tack-Hooper, Karen Lantz, Richard H. Morse and Brian S. Eng, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Barry M. Willoughby, Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, Lauren E.M. Russell, Elisabeth S. Bradley, Lauren Dunkle Fortunato, William W. Pepper Sr., Gary E. Junge, Herbert W. Mondros, Helene Episcopo, Adam Singer and Mary A. Jacobson, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68320

    Court had jurisdiction to order equitable relief for counties' failure to collect local property taxes according to fair market values as mandamus relief was not available since there was no statutory requirement for regular scheduling of assessments and prohibitive injunctive relief was unavailable under a writ of mandamus.

  • In Re Appraisal of Columbia Pipeline Grp., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen E. Jenkins, Andrew D. Cordo, Marie M. Degnan, Ashby & Geddes, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Marcus E. Montejo, Kevin H. Davenport, John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Mark Lebovitch, Jeroen van Kwawegen, Christopher J. Orrico, John Vielandi, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for petitioners
    for defendant: Martin S. Lessner, James M. Yoch, Jr., Paul J. Loughman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brian J. Massengill, Linda X. Shi, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for respondent.

    Case Number: D68280

    Motion for continued confidential treatment of litigation records denied where moving party failed to demonstrate good cause to overcome the presumption in favor of the right of public access to judicial records.

  • QC Holdings, Inc. v. Allconnect, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: S. Mark Hurd, Alexandra M. Cumings, Danny David, Benjamin Sweet and Kelly Hanen for plaintiff
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss, Cameron T. Kirby, Matthew L. DiRisio and Thomas G. Weber for defendant.

    Case Number: D68283

    A party properly exercised its rights under a put agreement, so the company was contractually obligated to pay the put price.

  • Godden v. Franco

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel T. Hirzel, II, Melissa N. Donimirski, Elizabeth A. DeFelice, HEYMAN ENERIO GATTUSO & HIRZEL, LLP, Wilmington, DE, Kevin H. Marino, John D. Tortorella, John A. Boyle, MARINO, TORTORELLA & BOYLE, P.C., Chatham, NJ, Kostas D. Katsiris, VENABLE LLP, NY, NY, for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman, Richard J. Thomas, Benjamin M. Potts, YOUNG CONAWAY STARGATT & TAYLOR, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert M. Sulkin, Gregory J. Hollon, MCNAUL, EBEL, NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC, Seattle, WA, for defendant.

    Case Number: D68273

    A written consent to terminate a corporate office was not self-executing with regard to all of the company's subsidiaries.

  • Domain Assocs., LLC v. Shah

    Publication Date: 2018-08-29
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian M. Rostocki and Benjamin P. Chapple, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE; Scott D. Baker and James A. Daire, Reed Smith LLP, San Francisco, CA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman, Tammy L. Mercer, and Lakshmi Muthu, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael A. Kahn and Nathaniel P. Bualat, Crowell & Moring, San Francisco, CA, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68264

    In the absence of an express operating agreement provision, expelled LLC member entitled to fair value of membership interest as of date of withdrawal.

  • In re Oxbow Carbon LLC Unitholder Litigation

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Energy | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth J. Nachbar, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr., Richard Li, R. Robert Popeo, Michael S. Gardener and Breton Leone-Quick for Oxbow Carbon LLC; Stephen C. Norman, Jaclyn C. Levy, Daniyal M Iqbal, Da-vid B. Hennes, C. Thomas Brown, Adam M. Harris and Elizabeth D. Johnston for Koch parties
    for defendant: Kevin G. Abrams, Michael A. Barlow, April M. Ferraro, Brock E. Czeschin, Matthew D. Perri, Sarah A. Galetta, Chad Johnson, Jennifer Barrett and Silpa Maruri for Crestview parties; J. Clayton Athey, John G. Day, Dale C. Christensen, Jr., and Michael B. Weitman for Loan Line Capital LLC.

    Case Number: D68250

    Where a party disrupted and delayed an exit sale, the court awarded both the remedies of specific performance and compensatory damages.

  • Penton Bus. Media Holdings, Inc. v. Informa PLC

    Publication Date: 2018-07-25
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, Coleen Hill, Craig S. Primis, Erin C. Johnston and Matthew S. Brooker for plaintiff
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Christopher N. Kelly, Jaclyn C. Levy, Anthony M. Candido, Robert C. Myers and Benjamin A. Berringer for defendants.

    Case Number: D68227

    A merger agreement contained specific provisions regarding an expert's role in the dispute resolution process, which precluded consideration of extrinsic evidence.

  • Basho Techs. Holdco B, LLC v. Georgetown Basho Invs., LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-07-18
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Montgomery Donaldson and Robert A. Penza, Polsinelli PC, Wilmington, DE; Robert V. Spake, Polsinelli PC, Kansas City, MO, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Barry M. Klayman, Cozen O'Connor, Wilmington, DE; Lezlie Madden, Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia, PA, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68215

    Controlling stockholder breached fiduciary duties by forcing company to accept onerous financing terms from stockholder, which permitted stockholders to gain actual control of company and direct it to engage in unfair self-dealing transactions.