• Ocimum Biosolutions (India) Ltd. v. LG Corp., LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-03-24
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Biotechnology | Manufacturing | Software
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Page Simon, Kevin Scott Mann, Cross & Simon, LLC, Wilmington, DE; C. Edward Polk, Jr., Polk Law PLLC, Ashburn, VA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David Ellis Moore, Bindu Ann George Palapura, Stephanie E. O’Byrne, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Virginia A. Gibson, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Steven M. Levitan, Gurtej Singh, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Menlo Park, CA; Joseph J. Raffetto, Andrew J. Lee, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69339

    The court dismissed plaintiff's claims based on lack of standing and the expiration of the statute of limita-tions, but gave plaintiff an opportunity to amend.

  • Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GMBH

    Publication Date: 2021-02-24
    Practice Area: Judges
    Industry: Biotechnology | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David L. Finger, Finger & Slanina, Wilmington, DE; William S. Consovoy, J. Michael Connolly, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC, Arlington, VA; Patrick Strawbridge, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC, Boston, MA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Matthew E. Fischer, Timothy R. Dudderar, J. Matthew Belger, Andrew H. Sauder, Potter Anderson & Cor-roon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., James T. McKeown, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI for defendants.

    Case Number: D69306

    The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a ruling which denied plaintiffs' request to reopen a judgment, be-cause a judge's failure to recuse himself did not render the judgment void and plaintiff failed to demonstrate extraordinary circumstances.

  • inVentiv Health Clinical, LLC v. Odonate Therapeutics, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-10
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Biotechnology | Pharmaceuticals
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jody C. Barillare, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brian W. Shaffer, Morgan, Lewis & Bock-ius LLP, Philadelphia, PA; John A. Vassallo, III, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Catherine A. Gaul, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Shireen Barday, Gibson Dunn, New York, NY; Joshua H. Lerner, Gibson Dunn, San Francisco, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69291

    Defendant's counterclaim for breach of contract survived a motion to dismiss, but the court granted plain-tiff's motion to dismiss the counterclaims for fraud and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

  • Alexandria Venture Invs., LLC v. Verseau Therapeutics, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-06
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Biotechnology | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Fioravanti
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Megan E. O’Connor, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Luke Cadigan, Cooley LLP, Boston, MA; Patrick Gunn, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA for plaintiffs
    for defendant: David J. Teklits, Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nichols, Arsht, & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69246

    Stockholder whose financing proposal was rejected by the board was entitled to limited inspection of books and records after raising reasonable inferences that directors' decision to reject the proposal may have been motivated by conflicts and self-interest.

  • Perryman v. Stimwave Tech. Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven L. Caponi, Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates LLP, Wilmington, DE; Justin H. Roeber, Thomas A. Warns, K&L Gates LLP, New York, NY for petitioners.
    for defendant: Richard P. Rollo, Kevin M. Gallagher, Travis S. Hunter, Angela Lam, Nicole M. Henry, Christian C.F. Rob-erts, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D69233

    One of the petitioners had a valid advancement right against the company for litigation expenses relating to his status as a director of the company, but the other petitioner's basis for advancement was void.

  • 10x Genomics, Inc. v. Celsee, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frederick L. Cottrell, III, Jason J. Rawnsley, Alexandria M. Ewing, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Daralyn J. Durie, Eugene Novikov, Andrew L. Perito, Eneda Hoxha, Annie A. Lee, Ramsey W. Fisher, David F. McGowan, Durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco, CA; Kira A. Davis, Durie Tangri LLP, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Barbara A. Fiacco, Jeremy A. Younkin, Brendan Jones, Emma S. Winer, Urszula Nowak, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69230

    Parties entering acquisition negotiations lacked shared legal interest in acquisition target's ongoing litigation to invoke common interest privilege in the underlying litigation.

  • Pestell v. Cytodyn Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Wage and Hour Litigation
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael C. Hochman, Monzack Mersky McLaughlin and Browder, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven M. Coren, Benjamin M. Mather, Janice I. Daul, Kaufman, Coren & Ress, P.C., Philadelphia, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Timothy M. Holly, Aaron M. Shapiro, Lauren P. DeLuca, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Laurence V. Cronin, Robert K. Beste III, Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69203

    The court dismissed plaintiff's Pennsylvania wage claim because he did not qualify as an employee under that state's law.

  • iBio, Inc. v. Fraunhofer USA, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Fioravanti
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Eric D. Selden, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Reed S. Oslan, Mark W. Premo-Hopkins, Britt Cramer, Lee M. Mason, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Todd C. Schiltz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE; Paul H. Saint-Antoine, D. Alicia Hickok, Richard E. Coe, Mark D. Taticchi, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69151

    Fraud, unjust enrichment and conversion claims arising from alleged breach of technology development and transfer agreement dismissed on summary judgment where such claims were merely bootstrapped or were otherwise preempted by existing contractual and statutory trade secret claims.

  • DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. v. PRA Health Sciences, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-07
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Biotechnology | Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Neal C. Belgam, Kathleen M. Miller, Smith Katzenstein Jenkins, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Arthur G. Connolly, III, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stephen B. Brauerman, Elizabeth A. Powers, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; James P. Flynn, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., Newark, NJ for defendants.

    Case Number: D69142

    Motion to transfer venue denied where there was a real question as to whether the receiving forum could exercise personal jurisdiction over one defendant as the alleged contacts that might be sufficient to support personal jurisdiction were only conducted by that defendant's parent company.

  • CLP Toxicology, Inc. v. Casla Bio Holdings LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-09-02
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Viceconte, Gibbons, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Anthony J. Rospert and Thomas M. Ritzert, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Peter B. Ladig and Elizabeth A. Powers, Bayard, P.A. Wilmington, DE; Jordan D. Weiss, Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69103

    Fraud claim arising from company purchase survived motion to dismiss where buyer could plead fraud arising from written misrepresentations in purchase agreement, which also contractually gave buyer the right to pursue intentional fraud claims that would necessarily arise from outside the contract.