• Buckeye Partners, L.P. v. GT USA Wilmington, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping | Transportation
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jody C. Barillare and Amy M. Dudash, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael D. Blanchard, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Hartford, CT; Julie S. Goldemberg, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jonathan M. Stemerman, Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Thomas J. Elliott, Frederick P. Santarelli, Jack P. Elliott, and Colin J. O’Boyle, Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., Blue Bell, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69000

    Injunctive relief granted to preserve the status quo ante and prevent defendant from resorting to measures to force plaintiff to capitulate before a court could resolve the parties' dispute.

  • Athene Life & Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie and Dustin Hillsley, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff Athene. Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs American Investors and Indianapolis Life.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant American Life. Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and William Carson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey B. Korn and Stuart R. Lombardi, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC; Joseph G. Davis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC.

    Case Number: D68999

    Breach of contract and tortious interference claims arising from alleged rights to surrender or reallocation value from corporate-owned life insurance policies were dismissed as unripe where the policyholder had made no effort to surrender or reallocate.

  • Weller v. Wilkinson

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Legal Services
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Hall
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69005

    The court granted the parties' motion to consolidate these two shareholder derivative actions.

  • 77 Charters, Inc. v. Gould

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John L. Williamsand Brian C. Crawford, The Williams Law Firm, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Greg S. Zuckerand Michael B. Weitman, Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP, Uniondale, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68998

    Remote controller's efforts to amend operating agreement to benefit himself at the expense of another interest holder, without that interest holder's knowledge or consent, could give rise to a possible breach of fiduciary duty claim.

  • GMF ELCM Fund L.P. v. ELCM HCRE GP LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross and Bradley R. Aronstam, Ross Aronstam & Moritz, Wilmington, DE; Joshua S. Amsel and Matthew R. Friedenberg, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Joseph H. Huston, Jr., Stevens & Lee, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Robert K. Keach, Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, ME for receiver. Ryan P. Newell, Kyle Evans Gay and Shaun Michael Kelly, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE for nominal defendants.

    Case Number: D69002

    The court rejected a judgment debtor's argument that a charging order would cause a default under a lease.

  • The Am. Bottling Co. v. Repole

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Garrett B. Moritz and Anne M. Steadman, Ross Aronstam& Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert C. Walters, Russell H. Falconer, and Megan Z. Hulce, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas, TX for plaintiff.
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss and Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; David H. Bernstein, Jyotin Hamid, Jared I. Kaga, and Matthew J. Patrozziello, Debevois& Plimpton LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68991

    Attorney-client privilege waived for communications disclosed to counterparty in merger transaction where the merger parties' shared interests were commercial rather than legal in nature.

  • Wilant v. BNSF Ry. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Occupational Safety and Health
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: A. Dale Bowers, II, Law Office of A. Dale Bowers, Wilmington, DE; Shawn A. Ricci and Luke T. Pepper, Bern Cappelli, LLC, Conshohocken, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Maria R. Granaudo Gesty, Burns White, LLC, Wilmington, DE; S. Camile Reifers, Boyle Brasher, LLC , Memphis, TN for defendant.

    Case Number: D68997

    The court granted a motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's causation expert.

  • First State Orthopaedics v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Karsnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John S. Spandaro, John Sheehan Spadaro, LLC, Smyrna, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kevin J. Connors, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Wilmington, DE; D. Andrew Hatchett, Tiffany Powers and Robert Poole, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, GA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68994

    Defendants' voluntary cessation of a business practice did not cause the parties' controversy to become moot, because defendants left open the possibility of returning to that practice in the future.

  • Adams v. Klein

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory F. Fischer, Cozen O’Connor, Wilmington, DE; Michael B. de Leeuw, Matthew L. Elkin, and Martin Bloor, Cozen O’Connor, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Andrew L. Cole and Bradley P. Lehman, Cole Schotz, Wilmington, DE; Steven R. Klein and Rachel A. Mongiello, Cole Schotz, Hackensack, NJ for defendant.

    Case Number: D68990

    Tortious interference counterclaim brought by LLC member terminated as CEO dismissed on summary judgment where the LLC duty of loyalty did not extend to members acting with respect to one another in the employment context.

  • Riker v. Teucrium Trading, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael F. Bonkowski and Andrew L. Cole, Cole Schotz P.C., Wilmington, DE; Roger A. Lane and Courtney Worcester, Foley & Lardner LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: T. Brad Davey and Mathew A. Golden, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Barry S. Pollack and Joshua L. Solomon, Pollack Solomon Duffy LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68995

    In this books and records request matter, the court held that plaintiff was entitled to certain documents to value his interest, but the court denied other aspects of his request.