• IDT Corp. v. U.S. Specialty Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-13
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian M. Rostocki and Benjamin P. Chapple, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE, and Robin L. Cohen and Keith McKenna, McKool Smith, P.C., New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: John C. Phillips, Jr. and David A. Bilson, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Alexander R. Karam and Addison Draper, Clyde & Co US LLP, Washington, DC; Henry duPont Ridgely, John L. Reed, and Ethan H. Townsend, DLA Piper LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph G. Finnerty III, Megan Shea Harwick, and Eric S. Connuck, DLA Piper, LLP, New York, NY; Timothy Jay Houseal and Jennifer M. Kinkus, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; and Charles C. Lemley, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D68455

    Insurers were granted partial summary judgment on insureds' declaratory judgment action for defense costs, where underlying action alleged individual defendant committed wrongful acts within scope of official capacity, but did not constitute securities claim because it was brought by shareholders of separate spin-off company.

  • Preferred Fin. Serv. v. A&R Bail Bonds LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-02-06
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rennie
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean T. O'Kelly, O'Kelly Ernst & Joyce, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff
    for defendant: Brian T.N. Jordan, Jordan Law LLC, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68450

    The parties' agreement was illegal because it sought to circumvent changes in the law regarding bail bonds.

  • Ritchie Multi-Strategy Global, LLC v. Huizenga Managers Fund, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-30
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John A. Sensing and Ryan C. Cicoski for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Steven L. Caponi and Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates, LLP; Christopher J. Barber, Williams Montgom-ery & John Ltd. for defendant.

    Case Number: D68443

    A stay of this Delaware proceeding was appropriate where an action in another state involving the same parties and operative facts was not yet final.

  • Oxbow Carbon & Minerals Holdings, Inc. v. Crestview-Oxbow Acquisition, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-30
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Mining and Resources
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Valihura
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen C. Norman and Jaclyn C. Levy, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; David B. Hennes, C. Thomas Brown, Adam M. Harris and Elizabeth D. Johnston, Ropes & Gray LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs Oxbow Carbon & Mineral Holdings, Ingraham Investments, William I. Koch and Oxbow Carbon Investment Co. LLC. Kenneth J. Nachbar, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr. and Richard Li, Morris, Nich-ols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; R. Robert Popeo, Michael S. Gardener and Breton Leo-ne-Quick, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., Boston, MA for plaintiff
    for defendant: Oxbow Carbon LLC. Kevin G. Abrams, Michael A. Barlow and April M. Kirby, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brock E. Czeschin, Matthew D. Perri and Sarah A. Galetta, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael B. Carlinsky, Chad Johnson, Jennifer Barrett, Silpa Maruri, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY; Christopher Landau, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sul-livan, LLP, Washington, DC for defendant Crestview-Oxbow Acquisition. J. Clayton Athey and John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Dale C. Christensen, Jr and Michael B. Weitman, Seward & Kissell, LLP, New York, NY for defendant Load Line Capital

    Case Number: D68441

    The plain language of an LLC agreement governed the parties' dispute, and the trial court improperly implied a cove-nant where no contractual gap existed. Affirmed in part, reversed in part.

  • Agostini v. Blenheim at Augustine Creek, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-23
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Expert Witnesses | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dean R. Roland, Cooch and Taylor P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jeffrey M. Weiner, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68430

    Jury waiver was enforceable where the heart of plaintiffs' claims went to their request to be made whole under the operative contract and the waiver language was sufficiently conspicuous to place readers on notice they were waiving the right to jury trial.

  • Fetch Interactive Television LLC v. Touchstream Tech. Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Intellectual Property
    Industry: Electronics | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam W. Poff, Tammy L. Mercer, and Paul J. Loughman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Steven Morgans, Myers Billion LLP, Sioux Falls, SD for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Herbert W. Mondros, Margolis Edelstein, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68422

    Intellectual property licensor properly terminated agreement where licensee breached provision to take no action against or with third-party infringer by offering to sublicense IP, and then failed to comply with licensor's instructions to cure the breach.

  • Himawan v. Cephalon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Renck, Oderah C. Nwaeze, John J. Soroko, Wayne A. Mack, Jessica Priselac and Joseph J. Pangaro of Duane Mor-ris LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin Shannon and J. Matthew Belger of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jay P. Lefkowitz, Matthew So-lum, Shireen A. Barday, Amanda B. Elbogen and Z. Payvand Ahdout of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68417

    The court allowed a breach of contract claim to proceed where it was unclear whether a defendant used commercially reason-able efforts, but plaintiffs failed to state a claim for tortious interference and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

  • Luster v. Puracap Lab., LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Accounting | Consulting | Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian C. Ralston and Jacob R. Kirkham of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David A. Dorey and Adam V. Orlacchio of Blank Rome LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68410

    Plaintiff failed to state a claim for breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing where the contract specifically addressed the matter at issue, and defendant did not act unreasonably in requiring plaintiff to give notice prior to entering defendant's facility.

  • Emerging Europe Growth Fund, L.P. v. Figlus

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Consulting | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John G. Harris and Sean A. Meluney, Berger Harris LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard P. Rollo and Kevin M. Gallagher, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68403

    The parties' settlement agreement was ambiguous, and extrinsic evidence indicated that the scope of the release provision did not extend to a foreign divorce proceeding.

  • Zayo Group, LLC v. Latisys Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Elizabeth S. Fenton and Scott W. Perkins, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip Trainer, Jr. and Marie M. Degnan, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Mark D. Cahill, Phoebe Fischer-Groban and Christina G.T. Lau, Choate Hall & Steward LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68397

    Plaintiff did not establish that defendant breached the parties' sale agreement by failing to disclose non-renewals by some of its major customers, because the agreement did not require such notice.