• Rumbo v. Am. Med. Sys., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-12
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Joseph Hrubiec, Napoli Shkolnik LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian M. Rostocki, Justin M. Forcier, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE; Barbara R. Binis, Stephen J. McConnell, Whitney L. Mayer and Christian W. Saucedo, Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69396

    The statute of limitations barred plaintiffs' pelvic mesh claim, so the court granted summary judgment in favor of defendant.

  • Moyer v. Am. Zurich Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-12
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Clark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Phillip T. Edwards, Murphy & Landon, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Bruce W. McCullough, Bodell Bove, LLC, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69393

    The court denied an insurer's motion for partial summary judgment regarding punitive damages because the injured party presented sufficient facts to permit a jury to find recklessness.

  • Galarza v. Olmstead

    Publication Date: 2021-05-05
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan B. O’Neill, Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill, P.A., Christiana, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Amy M. Taylor, Heckler & Frabizzio, Wilmington, DE; Ronald M. Ransom, Casarino Christman Shalk Ran-som & Doss, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69385

    Where a driver had been excluded from coverage under a policy, injured family members could not recover under the uninsured motorist provisions of the policy.

  • Henry v. The Cincinnati Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-05
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Elisa A. Greenberg, Austin & Mondell, P.A. for Horizon Services, Inc. and Eastern Alliance Ins. Co. Jona-than B. O’Neill, Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill, P.A. for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William A. Crawford, Franklin & Prokopik for defendant The Cincinnati Ins Co. Patrick G. Rock, Heckler & Fabrizzio for defendant State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co.

    Case Number: D69388

    The court denied a motion to intervene by a workers' compensation carrier because it did not have a right to assert its lien against plaintiff's underinsured motorist benefits.

  • Geronimo Music, LLC v. Copsidas

    Publication Date: 2021-05-05
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall J. Teti, Philip Trainer, Jr., Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Thomas E. Hanson, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69386

    A broad general release provision warranted the dismissal of plaintiff's indemnification claim, but the court declined to impose sanctions against plaintiff.

  • Appliance Recycling Ctrs. of Am., Inc. v. Recleim LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Geena Khomenco George, The Law Office of Geena Khomenko George LLC, Wilmington, DE; Michael H. Rosenthal, Lurie & Broudy LLC, Exton, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Travis S. Hunter, Alexandra M. Ewing, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69374

    Breach of non-solicitation clause not dismissed where plaintiff alleged defendant had conspired with purported agent to have agent file an underlying suit against plaintiff for the purpose of disrupting plaintiff's business relationship with one of its clients.

  • Cuppels v. Mountaire Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Industry: Agriculture | Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Karsnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chase T. Brockstedt, Stephen A. Spence, Barid Mandalas Brockstedt, Lewes, DE; Philip C. Federico, Brent Ceryes, Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A., Baltimore, MD for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: F. Michael Parkowski, Michael W. Teichman, Parkowski Guerke & Swayze, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Lisa C. McLaughlin, Todd L. Goodman, John C. Phillips, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; James R. Wedeking, Timothy K. Webster, Gordon D. Todd, Erika L. Maley, Daniel J. Hay, Sidley Austin, LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69376

    Court approved class action settlement where, despite defendants' vigorous contesting of liability, plaintiffs and class counsel were able to secure a multi-million settlement on behalf of the class.

  • Carney v. B&B Serv. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles J. Brown, III, Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Neil R. Lapinski, Phillip A. Giordano, Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69375

    Court denied defendants summary judgment on tortious interference claim where there were genuine issues of material fact as to whether one or more defendants engaged in improper conduct to interfere with plaintiff's sale of his property to a third party.

  • Highland Pipeline Leasing, LLC v. Magellan Pipeline Co., L.P.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Commercial Law
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Tyler E. Cragg, Richards, Layton and Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Thomas W. Briggs, Jr., Zi-Xiang Shen, Morris, Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; John D. Rus-sell, Justin A. Lollman, GableGotwals, Tulsa, OK for defendant.

    Case Number: D69379

    The court granted a motion to stay this declaratory relief action, because an action involving the same par-ties and similar claims was already pending in another state.

  • CRE Niagara Holdings, LLC v. Resorts Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard P. Rollo, Travis S. Hunter, Dorronda R. Bordley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Garvan McDaniel, Hogan McDaniel, Wilmington, DE; David S. Rosner, Jed I. Bergman, Paul J. Burgo, Stephan P. Thomasch, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D69368

    Forum selection clause selecting Delaware in parties' primary purchase agreement won out over conflicting forum selection clauses in prior-executed or ancillary agreements between the parties, precluding dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds.